This easy Lemon Meringue Cupcakes recipe was developed because….I’m not crazy about Lemon Meringue Pie.
(Why? That’s practically Un-American!)
Well… the Meringue. It’s always so thick… and it never seems to taste right. (much like tofu… it looks like Marshmallow.. but doesn’t TASTE like Marshmallow… total disappointment). And then there is the serving issue… with pie you need a plate… and a fork (unless you are in some kind of contest and plan to take a bath afterwards). I love the Lemon Curd, I’ve got no fight with a decent pie crust… but the meringue… huh….there has to be something better.
I thought about it… and then… it came to me…. Cupcakes!!!
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes…I could use lemon curd, a lemon flavored cupcake, and come up with a yummier meringue (one that actually tastes like marshmallow) . Perfect.
PLUS! You get to play with fire…. what could be better?
These are delicious cupcakes… lemony cake, a gooey lemon curd filling and a toasted marshmallowy meringue frosting. MMMMM. Do use Fresh Lemon Zest and Fresh Lemon Juice… the stuff in the jars and lemon shaped plastic thing are ok in a pinch… but if you can… use the real stuff.
About Lemon Curd
Lemon Curd is easy to make (follow this link to my recipe) but you can use one that you purchase.
Don’t use a purchased Frosting from a can unless you are absolutely slammed for time… and you have no intention of toasting the cupcakes anyway. I used White Mountain Frosting. It’s got a wonderful marshmallow taste, with a meringue base. (I think the canned frosting will just melt or catch on fire… I haven’t been in the mood to clean a major disaster out of my oven, so I haven’t tried it….. let me know if you do).
Easy Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe
Do you need to Buy Lemon Curd?
How To Make the Easy Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe
Step by Step
Start With Baked Lemon Cupcakes and a scoop
Scoop a Bit Out Of the Top of the Cupcake
You Can Use a Scoop or a Spoon
Fill the Hole with Lemon Curd
Use a spoon or piping bag
(You can spread it with a knife)
Toast the Meringue Under the Broiler
(Unless you have a Creme Brulee Torch)
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
What Do You Do With The Bits of Cake that Were Scooped Out?
Well… Eat them.
I put my cake scoops in a plastic container…. and we’re eating them like cookies
These Easy Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are the BOMB!!