Lemon meringue cupcakes Recipe

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makes:

12

Skill:

medium

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

25 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 306 kCal 15%
Fat 12g 17%
  -  Saturates 7g 35%

The pretty lemon meringue cupcakes look as pretty as they are delicious – they’re a treat the whole family can enjoy

Ingredients

  • For the
  • cupcakes:
  • 12 cupcakes made using 
  • (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:
  •  
  • (but leave out the butter, which will give a plain meringue)
  • You'll also need:
  • Large piping bag fitted with 12mm (½in) plain piping tube

Method

  • As soon as the cakes come out of the oven, brush the tops with the lemon juice, then leave to cool on thewire rack.

  • Spread a little lemon curd over the top of each cake

  • Set the oven to gas mark 5 or 190°C.

  • Fill the piping bag with the meringue mixture, and pipe spikes over the top of each cake

  • 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.

  • Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool on wire rack.

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