Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

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Marianne Sanders

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@mfsanders57

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Serves:
12
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

lemon filling
3
egg yolks, reserve whites
3/4 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
flour
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
1/2 c
water
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted

CUPCAKES

1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
flour

MERINGUE

3
egg whites
1 pinch
salt
1/4 c
sugar

How to Make Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make lemon filling: In small saucepan over low heat, whisk egg yolks, sugar, flour, and salt; whisk in lemon juice, lemon zest, water, and melted butter; increase heat to medium and, whisking constantly, cook until lemon filling is smooth and thick, about 7 minutes; remove from heat and set aside
  • 2Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • 3Make cupcakes: In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, lemon juice, baking powder, and salt; beat in flour until just combined
  • 4Divide cupcake batter between 12 cupcake liners in a muffin pan; bake 15-16 minutes until center of cupcakes firms up; remove cupcakes from oven and cool 5-8 minutes (do not turn off oven)
  • 5Meanwhile, make meringue: beat egg whites with salt until mixture begins to stiffen; add sugar and beat until meringue is stiff and forms pretty peaks (don't overdo it)
    6) With a sharp knife, remove center of each cupcake (about 1" in diameter), leaving a layer of cupcake beneath cut out; discard cupcake core (or treat the weary baker to a tart little snack); fill cupcake centers with lemon filling
  • 6Divide dollops of meringue between cupcakes, spreading out to edges and gently tapping with back of spoon to form peaks; return cupcakes to oven and bake an additional 5-6 minutes until meringue peaks are golden brown; remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes; refrigerate an hour or more before serving

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About Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American