Let me tell you that our Lime Curd Meringue Cupcakes are a real winner. I mean, they are so yummy that you should make them right away (or at least save the recipe ready for the weekend 😀).
A beautifully sharp lime curd fills each cake which balances so well against the marshmallow-y soft and sweet Italian meringue. The meringue creates a tempting eye catching swirl of yumminess. In fact it’s reminiscent of a lemon meringue pie, but better if that’s at all possible!
I mean, just look at how tempting they are as the lime curd slowly oozes out of the cupcake once it’s bitten into!
Feel free to grab my Lime Curd recipe too to create that yummy surprise to the centre of your cupcakes, it’s super easy to make and will produce more than enough needed to fill this batch of cupcakes meaning you could spread some on your morning round of toast. Surely double yum!
Of course though, these meringue topped cupcakes could be filled with a host of different fillings such as your favourite shop bought lemon curd (though I’m confident that you’ll taste the difference if you make your own batch of homemade lemon curd), or even something a little bit different and summery like when we made our Rhubarb & Strawberry Meringue Cupcakes.
How to make Italian Meringue.
Italian Meringue is every bit as good as it sounds. Rest assured it’s not particularly difficult to make either, though you will need access to a sugar thermometer. I can highly recommend investing in a sugar thermometer. I like to use Lakeland’s Chocolate Thermospatula (not an affiliate link) which I use for a range of tasks like tempering chocolate, making homemade fudge as well as making sugar syrup for Italian Meringue.
The great thing about this type of Meringue is that the seriously hot sugar syrup (which is boiled to 121℃) cooks the egg whites when it is drizzled into the mixture meaning that it doesn’t need to be baked to be safe to eat.
And if you’re still looking for another reason to top your cupcakes with Italian Meringue rather than a traditional buttercream frosting, let’s just say that it’s far far far lower in calories! And still incredibly yummy as well!
How to make Lime Curd Meringue Cupcakes.
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