Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Want a dessert that’s a little more fun and visual? Then cupcakes is the treat for you! Enjoy these cupcake recipes as a sweet dessert, or sneak them in as something to snack on when nobody’s looking. You deserve it!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • for meringue topping:
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  5. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, milk, and vanilla extract.

  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  7. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

  9. In the meantime, prepare the meringue topping. In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form.

  10. Gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

  11. Fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with the meringue and pipe a swirl onto each cupcake.

  12. Use a kitchen torch or place the cupcakes under a broiler for a few seconds to lightly brown the meringue.

  13. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories : 320kcal
  • Total Fat : 14g
  • Saturated Fat : 8g
  • Cholesterol : 95mg
  • Sodium : 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 45g
  • Dietary Fiber : 1g
  • Sugar : 28g
  • Protein : 4g
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