Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

1 stick unsalted butter at room temp.
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self rising flour
grated & freshly squeezed juice from 1 (unwaxed) lemon
lemon curd (jared or fresh)

Preheat oven to 350*

beat the butter & sugar together in a bowl until pale & fluffy, then beat eggs in one at a time. Sift in flour and fold in, then stir in lemon peel and juice.

Spoon a good dollop of the mixture into each paper liner and make an indention in the center. Drop in a dollop of the lemon curd. I used about 1 tsp. and top with more cake batter. Bake in oven for about 16 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.

2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Put the sugar and egg whites in a bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water. Beat constantly for about 5 minutes until the mixture is thick and glossy and stands in peaks. Using a piping bag and star tip swirl onto cupcakes or use a spoon and swirl on cupcake. The frosting will firm up.

If you love lemon these are really, really good.
Makes 12


Susie said...

Oh Yum!!! Those look so good!!

Betty said...

Too bad I didn´t read this before I already made something today! Looks great!
My dad is a fan of lemon "anything", so maybe I´ll surprise him with this someday.. :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm those sound so good-my mouth is watering!

Melody said...

How do you expect me to keep my weight off with these yummy yummy recipes?! ;-) I am looking forward to trying it!

The Wife O Riley said...


Sandy Toes said...

Those look simply delighful..I love ANYTHING LEMON!
sandy toe

Heather said...

Lemon cupcakes, a cup of hot coffee, a good book, curled up with Betty's shawl...

Sounds like a bit of heaven.

Rhea said...

Oh my gosh, those look amazing. I could smell them through my computer screen, I swear.

Joy said...

Those look good and the meringue is so pretty on top.