Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

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These Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are made with a lightly lemon flavored cupcake, lemon curd filling and lightly toasted meringue frosting! It’s like Lemon Meringue Pie in cupcake form – so fun!

yield: 12-14 CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS:

LEMON CUPCAKES

1 1/4 cups (163g) all purpose flour

1 cup (207g) sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup (120ml) milk

1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp lemon zest

1 large egg

1/2 cup (120ml) water

LEMON CURD

6 tbsp (90ml) fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest

½ cup (104g) sugar

6 large egg yolks

4 tbsp (56g) unsalted butter

MERINGUE FROSTING

1 cup (207g) sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tarter

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 large egg whites

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and combine. Set aside.
  3. Add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, lemon zest and egg to a medium sized bowl and combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
  5. Visit Lemon Meringue Cupcakes @ lifeloveandsugar.com for full directions.

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