Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe

As many of my readers, friends and family know, I hate food waste. I will be the person that finishes your left over chips when we go out for dinner or asks to take the remaining pizza home (who doesn’t right) and I’m the same when it comes to baking. I used an egg yolk for my Lemon Kisses recipe and couldn’t bring myself to throw the egg white away. So had a quick Google of things I could use this for and came up with Lemon Meringue Cupcakes as I had all of the ingredients including the lemon curd that I’d just used for the filling on my Lemon Kisses – perfect. I halved the mixture to make six cupcakes so I only needed to use one egg white (otherwise we’d be going in circles).

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

 Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Ingredients:

Makes 12 Cupcakes 

200g caster sugar

100g softened butter

2 eggs

2 egg whites

100g self raising flour

2 lemons

4 tbsp lemon curd



Preparation – 15 minutes | Baking -25 minutes


1. Heat oven to 180c (160c fan) and line a cake tin with paper cake cases.

2. Beat half of the sugar and all of the butter until pale then add the two whole eggs one by one. Stir in the zest of the two lemons and add a squeeze of lemon juice (around 2 tbsp). Then fold in the flour keeping as much air in the mixture as possible.

3. Put two heaped teaspoons of mixture into each cupcake case, make a little dip in the centre and place a little lemon curd in each dip. This will create a lemony surprise in the centre of the cakes. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Whilst the cakes are baking you can make the meringue – place the egg whites into a clean bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form (this will take five minutes or so) then add the remaining sugar a tablespoon at a time and keep whisking for a further few minutes.

5. Remove the cakes from the oven and spoon or pipe the meringue on top. Return the cakes to the oven and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until the meringue has browned.




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Recipe Source: BBC Good Food 



  1. Shay Grady
    9th March 2016 / 9:56 am

    These look amazing!!! Must try x

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you, they were so yummy!

      Ami xxx

  2. 9th March 2016 / 10:30 am

    Oh my gosh I love lemon meringue, I need to try this! Will be saving this post! This brings me back to my childhood!

    Sally – DiagonSally

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Me too! I want to make a big cake next!

      Ami xxx

  3. John Agnew
    11th March 2016 / 7:16 am

    Wow these look amazing! I was looking at a recipe similar last week but hadn't gotten round to making them! I will defo try them on the weekend!! 🙂 Thanks for the idea!


    • 18th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you! I'd love to see photos if you do 🙂

      Ami xxx

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you, yes they're really cheap and easy to make.

      Ami xxx

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you 🙂

      Ami xxx

  4. 15th March 2016 / 12:36 pm

    OMG I have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing, these look delicious!

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:48 pm

      I'd love to see your photos if you do!

      Ami xxx

  5. 15th March 2016 / 12:39 pm

    One of my closest friends loves cupcakes – they are his favorite thing on this entire planet. I shared with him the recipe and he freaked out! Sooo…. I guess that means you did good! haha – can't wait to try these as he makes them 🙂

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:49 pm

      I'm glad he liked the recipe, I hope you enjoy them!

      Ami xxx

  6. 15th March 2016 / 12:45 pm

    CUPCAKES! I miss it too. I have changed the food I eat and cupcakes is too sweet for me. They look so nice and enticing… 🙂

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:49 pm

      I love all things sweet and can't wait until I'm eating sugar again.

      Ami xxx

  7. 15th March 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I love that you don't waste food I hate wasting food too and those meringue cupcakes would be perfect on the go!

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:50 pm

      I'm so bad for it, I'm always eating peoples leftovers haha!

      Ami xxx

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Thank you, I'd love to see your photos if you do try them.

      Ami xxx

  8. 15th March 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I feel you, I also hate wasting food! I feel so sorry every time I throw away something from my fridge that I didn't got a chance to eat. These cupcakes sound delicious!

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:51 pm

      I won't throw anything away at all, I'll plan meals around when things expire or make my fiancé eat anything that's about to go off, he's my dustbin haha!

      Ami xxx

    • 18th March 2016 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you, many people say they like my short and simple recipes so I'm going to keep them this way.

      Ami xxx

  9. 19th March 2016 / 8:06 am

    Looks Yummyyy ..I love cupcakes…I love to eat it daily
    Mini Noms

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:30 am

      Thank you, let me know if you have a go at making these yourself.

      Ami xxx

  10. 19th March 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is, I am not very good in baking but I would try to these as they look absolutely delicious. x

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:30 am

      Thank you, I try and keep my recipes as simple and easy to follow as possible.

      Ami xxx

  11. lauraxloves
    21st March 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I love that you hate food waste! Its something Im trying to work on (I'm terrible 🙁 ) The muffins look scrumptious x

    • 24th March 2016 / 10:31 am

      I can't waste anything whatsoever. I feel so guitly if I throw food away!
      I'm glad you like the look of them.

      Ami xxx

  12. 26th March 2016 / 1:23 am

    Ohh…I am pretty sure I’ll give this yummy treat a try! I have always liked meringue every since I was a child.