Prep:  40 minutes
Cook:  50 minutes
Makes:  8 cupcakes
Average: 4 (16 votes)
Recipe by: Breville
Little celebration cake that make the party even more special. Take the lemon meringue pie to another level with this gourmet cupcake recipe. This easy cupcake recipe is great for birthday parties, bridal showers and dinner parties.

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Little Lemon Meringue Cakes
Lemon Curd
Swiss Meringue
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced. Grease and line a (25cm x 30cm) lamington pan with baking paper
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside
  3. Assemble mixer with the scraper beater and the large mixer bowl. Add butter and sugar to bowl. Slowly turn mixer to CREAM/BEAT for 3-4 minutes or until pale and creamy
  4. Combine cream, eggs and vanilla in a jug. Reduce speed and add half the liquid mixture, then half the flour mixture then repeat with the liquid and flour. Don't over mix. Spread mixture into prepared pan
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack lined with baking paper. Leave turned upside down
Lemon Curd
  1. Beat the egg, egg yolk and strain into a heat proof bowl. Whisk through sugar, lemon rind and juice and butter
  2. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Stir the mixture over simmering water for about 15-20 minutes, or until curd has thickened
  3. Transfer to another bowl, cover with plastic wrap with a small side of the bowl uncovered to allow steam to escape and refrigerate until cold
Swiss Meringue
  1. When ready to assemble the cakes make the meringue
  2. Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar into the mixer bowl. Place bowl carefully into a saucepan of simmering water and gently whisk for 3-4 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has warmed through.
  3. Assemble The Bakery Chef™Hub with the scraper whisk onto the mixer. Whisk on the AERATE/WHIP for about 2 minutes or until mixture has thickened but not too stiff
  4. To assemble, use a 5.5cm round cutter and cut 16 rounds from the cake
  5. Spread 1-2 teaspoons of lemon curd onto half of the rounds. With the remaining rounds pipe or shape with a spoon, approximately 2 tablespoons of meringue onto each. Place meringue rounds on top of lemon curd
  6. Using a chef's blow torch, lightly colour outside of meringue. Serve
Tips & Hints:
  • Chefs blow torches can be purchased from good kitchenware stores.
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