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



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





    • 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)