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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.

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Category: Kids, Holiday, Eggs, Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • Lemon Curd
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 50g butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon rind
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • ½ cup (100g) caster sugar
  • Cakes
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk
  • Meringue
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup (155g)
  • caster sugar


1. For the lemon curd: Combine the egg, butter, lemon rind and juice and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to cool and thicken.

2. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line twelve 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pans with paper cases.

3. For the cakes: Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind until pale and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour and milk, in alternate batches, and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined ”“ don”™t overmix.

4. Spoon mixture evenly among the lined pans and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Use a small knife to cut a cone shaped piece out of the top of each cake, about 1.5cm deep, leaving a 2cm-wide edge. Spoon the lemon curd evenly among cupcakes.

6. For the meringue: Place egg whites and sugar in a clean, dry bowl and whisk them together. Heat the mixture on a bain marie ”“ bring a small amount of water to a simmer in a pan that is large enough to accommodate your mixing bowl. Place the bowl on top of the pan and make sure it doesn”™t touch the water. Whisk the mixture for 2-3 minutes until the mixture becomes very warm to the touch. Remove the bowl and whisk the meringue using an electric whisk until you can make soft peaks in it.

7. Spoon meringue on top of each cake and use the back of a spoon to create peaks. Use a small brulee torch to grill the meringue until lightly golden. Alternatively, transfer cupcakes to an oven tray; place under a preheated grill until lightly golden.

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