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Mini Lemon Meringue cupcakes April 27, 2014

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — lillagreca @ 6:52 pm
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If you want something tangy and sweet that makes your tastebuds dance then these bite size beauties are what you need! They are easy to make and they look fancy and pretty too!

 

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(24 mini cupcakes or 12 standard cupcakes or 6 jumbo cupcakes)

Ingredients:




Cupcakes:

2.5 dl (1 c) flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.25 dl (½ c) granulated sugar
100 g (3 ½ oz) butter (softened)*
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
* To soften butter, microwave it on the defrost setting for a total of 15-20 seconds, 5 seconds at a time, turning the butter after each 5-second interval.



Filling:
Lemon Curd (you can use store bought, or make your own from scratch. I used the recipe below that I found on the BBC Food website. It’s easy to make and very tasty!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_curd_68499



Meringue frosting:
egg whites from 3 large eggs
1.25 dl (½ c) granulated sugar
1 tbsp powdered sugar



For the cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 200° C (390° F).
2. Grease a mini muffin pan or line with mini cupcake liners.
3. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
4. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
5. Beat in the eggs (one at a time) and the milk.
6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
7. Put mixture into the muffin pan, filling each cup about ¾ full.
8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
9. Allow cupcakes to cool (25-30 minutes) before filling them.
10.To fill the cupcakes, cut out the center of each cupcake using a paring knife and cutting at an angle so that the “lid” looks like a cone..
11.Fill the center with lemon curd and put the “lid” back on.



For the frosting:
1. In a large metal or glass bowl, beat the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form.
2. Add the sugars and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
3. Transfer the meringue carefully into a piping bag and pipe on top of each cupcake.
4. Bake at 200° C (400° F) for 5-7 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.



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2 Responses to “Mini Lemon Meringue cupcakes”

  1. Sinfully Tempting Says:

    These look terrific! Fantastic recipe. 🙂

    Like

  2. Tanya Says:

    Those look so wonderful that I just need to try them out, even though I hate baking haha 😀

    Like


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