Lemon meringue cupcakes.

26.3.11

Lemon meringue pie is one of my favourite desserts and last weekend I decided to spend an afternoon making lemon meringue cupcakes. I didn't use a specific recipe although I'm sure if you Google it you would find hundreds. Just incase they didn't turn out as planned I made half into lemon cupcakes (always good to have a backup plan!)

I used the Hummingbird book to make a plain bun ready for the amazing toppings I would be adding on top. Once they had cooled down I took half of the buns and scooped out a hole in the centre, and carefully filled each hole with lemon curd.


Then I made a batch of plain frosting and added a couple of tablespoons of lemon zest. I covered each bun with the lemon frosting and happily licked the spoon afterwards - yum!


Here's where I cheated a little bit (I promise I'll make my own meringue next time!) - I popped a meringue whirl on the top of each cupcake with lemon curd inside. Voila - take a bite and it's the next best thing to eating lemon meringue pie! And they look quite pretty too.


A sprinkle of lemon zest finished off the plain lemon cupcakes - and I can honestly say, both kinds are absolutely yummy. You need a trip to the dentist after eating one though! They are super sweet but really tasty.

20 comments:

Tabitha B said...

Oooh great idea, I'll be making some tomorrow!!

T x

Lauren Baker said...

Oh my goooosh, those look so yummy!

Chloe said...

these look so good! i love lemon curd <3

Jen said...

They look amazing!! I've got the Hummingbird book and have never made anything from it, think I need to now though x x

meghan. said...

they look amazing! definitely trying these
xx

FromGemWithLove said...

Anything lemon is a win for me, might have to try these xxx

siberja said...

they look delicious! I'm on a diet, I shouldn't even look at these yummy things :)

.x.Sarah.x. said...

They look amazing! Will have to try these some time! :)

x

daisychain said...

ADDING TO BAKING LIST RIGHT NOW.

Argh so delicious sounding!

Hannah. said...

Yum, these look tasty! Im going to be trying these out very soon! xx

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Kim said...

They look so yummy! xxx

babblingkatie said...

They look so yummy. They look like they turned out well... amazing.
So tempted to bake now.
It maybe be Baking Sunday.
Katie
x

nicoletta said...

These look so yummy x

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

I love anything lemon-y and lemon meringue pie is actually my second fav dessert (1st is tiramisu lol). I will try this!

Helen said...

ooh yum. I like the sound of the crunchy meringue on top! (I hate that soft italian meringue that usually comes on the top of lemon meringue pies)

Lollipop said...

Mmmm I love lemony things, looks and sounds delish! xx

Katie said...

They look so delish! I love lemony, zesty cakes so I've gotta try this. Reminds me of cheesecake but in cupcake form. Oh, now I really fancy a good cuppa tea too!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

YUM those look AMAZING!

dinoprincesschar said...

oh these look great ;)

Ash said...

YUUUUMMMM! anything with lemon in it is a winner in my eyes (or belly) these look amazing!
xx