Bake Days - Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

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After flicking through Sweet magazine yesterday it got me in the mood to do some baking. I haven't had the chance recently so i thought I'd try my luck making my first every meringue topped cupcake.





4oz butter, at room temperature
4oz golden caster sugar
2 free range eggs
4oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Lemon curd

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180oc/350f. Fill a 12 hole non-stick muffin tin with cupcake/muffin cases.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until its light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each one.
3. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the batter mix, adding a third of the flour mix at a time. Follow this with the vanilla extract.
4. Half fill each paper case with batter, then add a teaspoon of the lemon curd in the center, add another spoonful of the batter to cover the curd. Make sure there all even and covered completely.
5. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 20 mins or until the cakes are springy to touch. Place on a wire rack and leave to cool.
6. Leave the oven on for the meringue topping!


For the meringue topping you'll need -
 
4 large free range egg whites
225g golden caster sugar 
Lemon curd
1. In a clean bowl beat the egg whites using an electric hand mixer until it forms stiff peaks. It normally takes about 10-15 mins and if you can form a peak your there!
2. Now add 1 tablespoon of caster sugar and beat well with a wooden spoon until incorporated. Add the remaining sugar and beat well again until the mixture becomes a glossy sheen. Use straight away.
3. Place the mixture into a piping bag and do half a swirl on each cupcake, then get a teaspoon of curd and place in the center. Add more meringue and form into a point. (Optional)
4. Sprinkle over each cupcake a pinch of caster sugar and place in the oven for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.

For best results with the meringue topping use a star shape nozzle and disposable piping bags. Less mess and washing up to do! :)

 These would be perfect for Mothers Day coming up this Sunday too!
Enjoy!

Much love
Lulu xx



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14 comments

  1. Oh my gosh love!!!!! I am so obsessed with lemon so this sounds incredible!

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    1. Me too!! I was so worried they wouldn't turn out right but i have to say for my first attempt they taste amazing! Really pleased with them :)xx

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  2. These look amazing! I want to bake some now!

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  3. eee these look amazing Laura - you should be really pleased with them xxx

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  4. Oh wow! This looks amazing. I wish I could reach into the computer and grab one!!

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  5. Beautiful! Good job for your first ever! May have inspired me to give meringue a try for the first time also!
    xo

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Let me know how you get on! :) xx

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  6. Oh yum! i love lemon so! :)

    Madlyn xx

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    1. I enjoyed making these! I'm loving anything with lemon in at the moment :) xx

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  7. These look amazing! I definitely NEED to try making these.

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  8. Sounds yummy!
    :) Liz @ rusticpeach.com

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