Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Have you guys “met” Kelsey from Apple a Day? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will notice that I have made quite a few recipes from her blog (most recently the Crockpot Pulled Chicken). I’m very excited to be participating in her virtual bridal shower today!

While I’ve been to my fair share of real bridal showers, this is my first virtual one. Basically a bunch of bloggers will be posting recipes fit for a bridal shower to celebrate Kelsey’s upcoming wedding! Be sure to check out the roundup and congratulate Kelsey on her blog. Amy from Sing for your Supper is hosting the virtual bridal shower, so be sure to check out her blog for a recap as well.

Like most social events, my mind instantly thinks of the desserts when I think about shower food. I love cupcakes for gatherings like showers because they’re easy enough to grab and add to the plate of goodies and they’re just so dang cute!

For the cupcakes, I made some yellow cupcakes, filled them with some homemade lemon curd, and topped them with some toasted marshmallow meringue frosting. I actually ran a little short on the frosting so some of them ended up without, but those cupcakes were also delicious. In fact, I kind of prefered them because they really highlighted the lemon curd.

I want to mention these fun cupcake liners. If you’ve bought cupcake liners at a grocery store, you’ve most likely purchased Reynold’s cupcake liners. They make the classic pastel colored ones, and the foil ones. Within the past year, they’ve expanded their product line to include bright neon colors, more prints, colored foils, and these StayBrite liners. They have the black and white print I used here, the pirate cupcake liners I’ve used, and some cute monkey liners that I own, but haven’t used yet. I don’t mean to sound like an advertisement here, but I love being able to find cute cupcake liners at a store and so I don’t have to order them online!

One Year Ago: Layered Marshmallow Brownies
Two Years Ago: Chicken Sausage, Spinach, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Quiche
Three Years Ago: Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Yield: 24

Ingredients:

For the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
1/2 batch lemon curd (~1.5 cups)
24 Yellow cupcakes (recipe follows)
1/2 batch marshmallow frosting

For the Yellow Cupcakes
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for pans
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk

Directions:

To assemble the Cupcakes
Once cupcakes have cooled completely, use the cone method to remove part of the cupcake. Discard cone (or eat it).

Fill cavity with lemon curd.

Make frosting and immediately pipe onto cupcakes. Using a kitchen torch, toast the marshmallow frosting until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple days.

For the Yellow Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners; set aside.

Into a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla.

With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until combined after each addition.

Divide batter between the prepared pans. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until cupcakes are golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.

Yellow Cupcakes from Martha Stewart

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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow.
    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!

    Cheers,

    Carsten
    tasteandshare.com
    food social network * wine social network
    gloof

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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

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    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.

    🙂
    ButterYum

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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!

    http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2010/02/valentine-super-bowl-recipe-carnival.html

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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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