Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes-

I love the wonderful flavor of lemon. I make quite a few treats and desserts with lemon. You can find some of my lemon recipes HERE. I am welcoming the new week with a bit of lemon today too. Lemon Meringue Cupcakes! A swirl of lemon meringue creates the delicious airy topping to these yummy cupcakes. An Almost from scratch recipe, quick and easy ♥

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What You Need

   For the Cupcakes

1 Box lemon cake mix (I like Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Lemon Supreme Cake Mix 18.25 oz )

1 Cup water

1/3 Cup vegetable oil

3 Eggs

1 Lemon for zesting

2 Tbsp. lemon zest

    For the Meringue

3 Egg whites

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

3/4 Cup sugar

1/2 tsp. lemon extract


24 Count cupcake tin

Cupcake liners

Nonstick cooking spray

2 Mixing bowls

Electric mixer

Ice Cream scoop

Pastry Bag and tip (your choice of style)

Wire cooling rack


Before You Start preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake tin with paper liners and spray the inside of the liners with nonstick spray. Prepare your piping bag.

Lets Make It! In a bowl prepare cake mix according to directions and add the lemon zest. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop level scoop fulls of cake mix into each cupcake liner, filling to about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-25 minutes until they are golden or pass the tooth pick test* Remove from oven and adjust heat to 400°

In a bowl combine egg whites, cream of tartar and lemon extract, using your electric mixer on medium high speed beat until fluffy soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar a little bit at a time until stiff shiny peaks appear and the sugar is completely dissolved. Scoop into your piping bag and pipe a swirly peak on top of each cupcake.

Return your cupcakes to the oven on the top rack and bake until the meringue edges brown (about 3-5 minutes) watch closely ,you only want the edges brown. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then place on wire rack to continue cooling.

Serve s 24 cupcakes

Katies Tid Bits- Try replacing everything lemon with orange!

*a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean


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  1. These look yummy, I love cupcakes :))) I hope you have a gorgeous week ahead doll xx

  2. I love lemon meringue so these sound delish! x

  3. Looks yummy and will share with my mom, because my dad loves Lemon Meringue. Thanks Katie and have a great week now :)

  4. These are beautiful, Katie! Almost too pretty to eat! But, lemon is one of my favorite flavors….yum! Have a sunny, lemony day!

  5. Those look amazing!

  6. These look so sunny and yummy. Love lemon meringue.

  7. Hi Katherine, these look so good! Yum too bad I couldn’t have one! Lol. Enjoy your week.

  8. No way my frosting topping would look like that though.

  9. Thanks, I pinned this recipe!

  10. Your cupcakes look so good. I love lemon anything. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  11. They sound yummy, I love lemon……

  12. thisisme says:

    Hallo there Katy. I love any recipes that use lemons. It is so refreshing. I shall certainly have a go at this particular recipe. Yummy scrummy!

  13. Oh my Katherine! These look so good!! =)
    Pining to my cupcake board.

  14. Mitzi@Living the Moments says:

    oh my goodness! That Meringue looks absolutely perfect! I love lemon cake…and the smell of it…awesome.

  15. Gorgeous!!!

  16. Oh, my…..My hubbie will *heart* these….Lemon meringue is his favorite pie, so I know these will be a hit! Pinned it!

  17. I don’t think I’m a big fan of lemon meringue. It’s a bit too tart for my taste, but I totally love the way these cupcakes look!

  18. Looks wonderful..any lemon dessert is a favorite in this household!

  19. These cupcakes look amazing, Katherine! Stopping by to let you know your cupcakes will be one of my features from the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Please stop by tomorrow @8pm and grab your featured button and link up any new posts you have. Have a wonderful night!

  20. I love lemon treats, Katherine! These are lovely cupcakes. YUM!

  21. Those are beautiful cupcakes! Anything with lemon is one of my favorites, your recipes looks and sounds delicious :)

  22. Katherine,
    Lemon’s one of my two favorite flavors! Chocolate’s the other.


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