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Gluten free lemon meringue cupcakes

Every month I get to choose some items from the lovely peeps at Wholeport to use and show you here on Torie Jayne...

This month I chose some pretty Birdcage Style pearl white cupcake wrappers and a white portable cupcake box with a window. I decided to make some gluten free lemon meringue cupcakes for my Mum's Birthday.

A zesty lemon cupcake with a hidden lemon curd centre, topped with a sweet meringue frosting sprinkled with yellow glitter

Gluten Free

12 large cupcakes

Method

Lemon curd cupcakes

  1. Heat oven to 180C (fan 160C)

  2. Line baking tray with cases

  3. In a food mixer, beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy

  4. Slowly beat the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mix

  5. Fold in sifted flour then stir in lemon juice and rind

  6. Divide half the batter between the cases

  7. Place half a teaspoon of lemon curd in the centre of each batter filled case

  8. Divide the rest of the batter between the cases, to cover the lemon curd

  9. Bake for about 20 mins until cakes bounce back when lightly pressed

  10. Place on rack to cool

Meringue frosting

  1. Place egg whites and sugar in a medium, heat proof bowl

  2. Place bowl over a pan of simmering water

  3. Whisk the egg whites and sugar for about 8 minutes until the mixture turns thick, glossy and stands in stiff peaks

  4. Remove bowl from pan of water

To decorate

  1. Place cooled cupcakes inside assembled cupcake wrappers.

  2. Fill piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

  3. Immediately pipe a swirl of meringue icing on top of the cakes and sprinkle with glitter.

  4. Leave to set for at least half an hour

Ingredients

Lemon curd cupcakes

  • 230g gluten free self raising flour

  • 230g butter (unsalted, at room temperature)

  • 4 large eggs

  • 200g caster sugar

  • 1 lemons (grated zest and juice)

  • 6 tsp lemon curd

Meringue frosting

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