Lemon Meringue CupcakesJust a little bit schmancy

Want something a bit fancy?  Try these delicious Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.  Just a little bit naughty!  

Want something a bit fancy?  Try these delicious Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.  Just a little bit naughty!

 

Baking Baking, Recipes,
serves
12
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
16
difficulty
medium
rating (click to rate)
4.9 based on 88 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 125 grams Butter
  • 250 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 185 grams Caster Sugar
  • Salt
  • 5 tbsp Milk

Lemon Filling

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Juice Of Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter

Meringue Topping

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar


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Method

  1. First make the cupcakes:
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  4. Then add sifted flour and salt, alternatively with the milk.
  5. Lastly add essence. Cook 10 - 12 minutes (pre-heat oven on 230 degrees) then reduce temp to 200 degrees for cooking time.Let the cupcakes cool on a rack.
  6. When cooled, use a teaspoon to scoop out a hole in the top of the cupcake.
  7. Fill to the top with the cooled lemon filling.
  8. Dollop the top of the cupcake with meringue and quickly grill or place in a hot oven for a few minutes for the meringue to set.
  9. Lemon filling:
  10. Beat the egg and egg yolk in a metal bowl set over simmering water.
  11. Beat in the lemon, butter and sugar and whisk until the mixture has thickened to 'yogo' consistency.
  12. Cool in the fridge.
  13. Meringue:
  14. Beat the egg whites and sugar in a bowl for 10 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.Pip the mixture onto the top of the lemon meringue cupcake.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are best eaten on the day it is made.  Does not store well for long periods.

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