Lemon. That bright, zesty, fresh fruit that I just can’t get enough of this time of year. Nothing makes a dessert feel quite as light and refreshing as some lemon incorporated into it, and this cupcake is all about the lemon!
This cupcake is based off the popular dessert, lemon meringue pie. I tried to make this cupcake a year ago, and it wasn’t quite right. The meringue I made ended up being weepy after a night. This was my time for redemption! The Swiss meringue I made this time was sturdy enough and tastier than before. I used a culinary torch to brown the tops of the cupcakes, which really added another layer of flavor.
Cupcake, lemon curd, and swiss meringue recipes inspired by Jennifer Shea from Trophy Cupcakes.