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The pretty lemon meringue cupcakes look as pretty as they are delicious – they’re a treat the whole family can enjoy.

Lemon Meringue Cupcake

Lemon meringue cupcake

Makes: 12
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Skill level: Bit of effort
Costs:Mid-price

 

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

    • 12 cupcakes made using basic cupcake mixture (omit the vanilla extract and adding finely zested rind of 1 lemon to the mixture)

 
For the filling:

    • Juice of 1 lemon

 

    • 3-4 level tbsp lemon curd

 
For the meringue icing:

 

You’ll also need:

    • Large piping bag fitted with 12mm (½in) plain piping tube

 

 

Method

 

    • As soon as the cakes come out of the oven, brush the tops with the lemon juice, then leave to cool on thewire rack.

 

    • Spread a little lemon curd over the top of each cake

 

    • Set the oven to gas mark 5 or 190°C.

 

    • Fill the piping bag with the meringue mixture, and pipe spikes over the top of each cake

 

    • Place them on a baking tray and cook in the oven for about 5-7 mins, or until the meringue is just starting to turn golden.

 

    • Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool on wire rack.

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

Fat 12.0g

 

Saturates 7.0g

 

Calories 306(kcal)