A Thing Of Meringue Beauty


My love affair with meringue has been passionate, if nothing but a miserable exchange of my effort, and its refusal to work. Today, oh happy day, success. I made Lemon meringue Cupcakes for a party and they worked!  Since it did call for Meringue Powder there are purists who say I cheated (yes, you…) but I say the picture speaks for itself. If you like lemon, this recipes is fabulous!

Yield:20 Servings
Woman’s World
Meringue Cupcakes

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Directions:
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350*. Line muffin tins with
    cupcake liners.
  • 2 Beat cake mix, water, sour cream, egg whites,
    egg and oil for 30 seconds on medium speed. Then beat on high speed for 2
  • 3 Fold in lemon zest.
  • 4 Evenly divide batter in pan. Bake @ 350* for
    25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into centers.
  • 5 Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to cool
  • 7 Preheat oven to 425*.
  • 8 In a bowl, combine 6 tablespoons sugar,
    meringue powder and water.
  • 9 Beat at medium-high speed for 5-7 minutes or
    until very soft peaks form.
  • 10 Slowly beat in remaining sugar until stiff
    (this should take 5 minutes more).
  • 11 Spread cupcakes with meringue & place on
    a jellyroll pan.
  • 12 Bake @ 425* for 5 minutes, until lightly
    browned. Cool

About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

2 responses »

  1. Yesterday was a perfect day to make meringues – low humidity required! Which makes meringues a difficulty in much of Indiana’s humid weather. However, a dry, cold, sunny winter day works well…

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