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%
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    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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