Lemon meringue cupcakes

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Meringue cupcake
Meringue cupcake
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe The pretty lemon meringue cupcakes look as pretty as they are delicious - they're a treat the whole family can enjoy


For the cupcakes:

  • 12 cupcakes made using basic cupcake mixture (omit the vanilla extract and adding finely zested rind of 1 lemon to the mixture)

For the filling:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 level tbsp lemon curd
For the meringue icing:

You'll also need:
  • Large piping bag fitted with 12mm (in) plain piping tube


  1. As soon as the cakes come out of the oven, brush the tops with the lemon juice, then leave to cool on thewire rack.
  2. Spread a little lemon curd over the top of each cake
  3. Set the oven to gas mark 5 or 190C.
  4. Fill the piping bag with the meringue mixture, and pipe spikes over the top of each cake
  5. Place them on a baking tray and cook in the oven for about 5-7 mins, or until the meringue is just starting to turn golden.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool on wire rack.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 306(kcal)
  • Fat 12.0g
  • Saturates 7.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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The cake itself is lovely, however I failed miserably with the meringue. Next time I'll just use the original recipe for meringue.


These are fantastic cup cakes went down a treat with ALL who tried them :0)


This has to be my favourite so far (I havent finished looking! lol). As Troubr, all I seem to do is make Chocolate or vanilla cupcakes, so this would make a change for me! I am going to have a go at the weekend I think! :) xx


I like this cupcake because it looks like something that I could actually achieve, it looks stunning and I love lemon meringue. Being a mum to a 6 year old all I ever seem to make is chocolate based - this one is for me :)

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