Lemon meringue cupcakes

Why not combine two dessert favourites and create lemon meringue cupcakes? A fluffy cake with zesty lemon and sweet, soft meringue is the stuff of sweet dreams. The cupcakes can be baked the day before, with the filling and topping added on the day. INGREDIENTS Cupcakes 180 g butter, softened 230 g castor sugar 230 g self-raising flour 4 eggs 5 ml vanilla essence Topping 80 ml lemon juice 1 x 400 g tin condensed milk Meringue 3 egg whites 2 ml cream of tartar 80 g granulated sugar   INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 175°C. Place 18 cupcake cases into metal muffin trays. Beat all the cupcake ingredients together until smooth and pale. Spoon the batter into the cases and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and let them cool on a wire rack. For the filling, combine the lemon juice and the condensed milk in a bowl and set aside. For the meringue, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add 30ml of the sugar and beat for 1 minute. Repeat until all the sugar has been added. Pipe the meringue onto the cupcakes. … Continue reading Lemon meringue cupcakes