Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

 

Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine!

 

Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine!

 

For a long time now we’ve been playing around with different cupcakes, most are nasty. And I mean that with all the love of my heart. Our girls LOVE Cupcake Wars  and to say that they love playing it even more is an understatement. It is a crazy amount of work, but it’s what our oldest wanted to do for her 10th birthday. 10. You guys, we have a child in the double digits!

 

Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine!

 

I feel like I’m still 20, not 18 because I have definitely passed that age, but definitely still in my 20’s so I’m not sure how I have a 10 year old. 32 is so far my favorite age, but I just realized we aren’t talking about me. Anyway, these lemon meringue cupcakes are the only truly good cupcakes that came from our little birthday game.

 

Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine!

 

The girls had a ton of fun making spicy pizza and hot sauce cupcakes, chocolate mint (it was like they had dumped the whole bottle of extract! cough, cough, cough) and these lemon meringue cupcakes stuffed full of lemon curd.

 

Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine!

 

The pizza one was actually yummy, no the cake was, not the topping. Haha, the cake was a blend of yellow cake and herbs and I could have eaten it all, but the topping was cheese melted into the sauce and pepperoni. Not good. Maybe if they hadn’t been turned into a sauce…

 

Coral Springs Resort Ohsweetbasil.com

 

And speaking of wonderful things. We are finally making our way to Southern Utah this summer! I know, it ridiculous that we’ve lived here 10 years and have never visited what I hear is one of the most stunning areas of Utah. We’ve booked our stay and are going to be at Coral Springs Resort!! It looks absolutely amazing and we would love your recommendations so feel free to email us!  I. Cannot. Wait!

 

What is the Best Way to Store Cupcakes?

Let cupcakes cool completely, then store in a container with a tight fitting lid.

Store on counter top, or wrap tightly and freeze.

 

Is Meringue Safe to Eat When Pregnant?

Uncooked meringues made with raw egg whites may contain salmonella bacteria, which cause salmonellosis.

Cooked meringue does not pose a risk during pregnancy.

 

Why do Cupcakes Stick to the Paper Cup?

Several things can lead to cupcakes sticking to the liner.

The liner itself, the recipe or the temperature at which you are removing them from the liner.

The least expensive liners tend to stick more.

If the batter is high in sugar or low in fat, they tend to stick.

If Cupcakes are completely cool before removing the liner, they will stick less.

Two solutions are to grease the wrappers thoroughly, or to buy non stick wrappers.

 

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Yield: 12

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 2½ cups / 6 dl flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz (2 sticks) / 230 g unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1½ cups / 3,6 dl sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp.
  • 3 egg yolks, room temp.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (I left this out and used 2 tsp lemon zest instead)
  • ¼ cup / 0,6 dl fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup / 1,2 dl whole milk

Lemon Curd

  • 3 lemons
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 extra-large egg yolks, egg whites removed
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (3 to 4 lemons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar

Instructions

For the Cupcakes








Lemon Curd










Meringue




Putting it Together







Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 822 Total Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 256mg Sodium: 396mg Carbohydrates: 107g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 52g Protein: 21g
Is there anything in the world better than lemon flavor during the summer? These lemon meringue cupcakes scream sunshine! ohsweetbasil.com

 

My mom is famous for her lemon meringue pie and now you can make it too! ohsweetbasil.com

Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Curd Bars

Lemon Curd Bars

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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6 comments on “Lemon Meringue Cupcakes”

  1. Did you use a little propane burner on your meringue to get it browned? I’m thinking they couldn’t go in the oven.

  2. These sound wonderful! What temperature should be used for the cupcakes? 350? Thanks!

  3. Like your recipes, but can you be more specific, like what kind of flour….