If you haven't noticed, I've made a few cupcakes in my day, but the following is my ABSOLUTE favorite.
Lemon-Passion Meringue Mini Cupcakes [03.20.2011]
Generally, I'm not really into rich desserts, so if you're anything like me, this could be just the treat for you. Lemon Cake filled with Passion Fruit Curd and topped with a Lightly Toasted Meringue - the perfect combination of Sweet & Tart!
I really like these pictures because they bring a smile to my face. Not only because I like eating these little things, but because of the bright and happy springtime colors. Also, isn't the mini macaron on the mini cupcake so cute!?
5 oz Cake Flour
1c 2T Sugar
1/2 Baking Powder
Zest of 1 Lemon
4 oz Egg Yolks
1/4 c Lemon Juice
1/2 t Vanilla
4 oz Egg Whites
1/2 c Sugar
Whisk together first 5 ingredients
In a separate bowl, whisk together yolks, juice and vanilla
Make a French meringue with whites and sugar
Whisk liquids into dries
Fold in meringue
Fill lined mini cupcake molds
Bake at 350° 10-12 min
Passion Fruit Curd
See recipe on my previous post...
3 oz Egg Whites
Whisk ingredients over medium heat until hot being careful not to scorch
Transfer to mixing bowl
Whip until stiff