Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Marianne Sanders

By
@mfsanders57

Yum

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
12
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • ·
    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

  1. Make 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
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Make 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
  4. Divide 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)
  5. Meanwhile, 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
  6. Divide 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

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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




Leave a Comment

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

15 Coffee Break-worthy Coffee Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acceptable as a breakfast treat or a light dessert, no one can pass up a piece of coffee cake. Brew an extra pot of coffee today, because we've found 15...

12 Twists On Traditional Pb&j Recipe

12 Twists on Traditional PB&J

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Try these fun peanut butter and jelly recipes that reinvent a kid's classic. There's nothing basic about PB&J!

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Delicious Recipes Using Springtime Produce

Kitchen Crew

Spring has sprung! OK... maybe that's wishful thinking in some parts of the country. But we are so close to warmer weather and farmers' markets bursting with spring produce. I'm...