Monday, March 15, 2010

MSC: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

It's been awhile since I've baked along with the group over at MSC (Martha Stewart Cupcakes). So this month was the perfect one for me to jump back in with as I am a huge fan of lemon. Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon name it, I'm your girl to help eat it. So I was happy to see that Megan from My Baking Adventures had picked this recipe for March.

Because of my great love for lemon meringue pretty much anything and including pie, I planned on making mini cupcakes and taking some of them along to dump on my coworkers to avoid eating the entire pan myself (I know it sounds like a stretch but give me a few days and I can pull that off very easily).  The only problem was that I had a few absent minded moments which greatly undermined the quality of the recipe. Well, really one (the other one tasted pretty darn good to me) but the one that was affected...well, that was a bit of a doozy.

As in forgetting to put the eggs in. I know. I have no idea what was going through my head but I mixed the ingredients exactly (almost) as it was called for and was perplexed because the batter was so thick. So i started to improvise. Like adding milk until the consistency was closer to normal. Which was right around the time the lightening bolt hit and I realized I had forgotten the egg. Needless to say, the batter was runny,which require adding more flour and the poor cupcakes never quite recovered from this debacle.

Now as for the curd, oh yum. i would definitely make this again. I kept looking for excuses to dip the spoon into the mix as it was cooking to taste a little bit more. And the end result was awesome. Tart with a hint of sweetness. Never mind the fact that I forgot to put the butter into it. It was still great in my eyes.

And I'm sorry, but I am not ready yet to overcome my fear of cooked frostings so I skipped the meringue part altogether. I really need to get a kitchen blowtorch to cut back on using that as one of my excuses too. 

Overall, not bad. The cupcake due to my mangling didn't have the lemon taste that I had been expecting but the curd more than made up for it.

Please check out my fellow bloggers over at MSC to see how their baking turned out!


  1. Oh, I forgot to put sugar in my pumpkin pies at work one Thanksgiving - we all do stupid stuff like that. The curd looks so good though; I love lemon!

  2. I agree, the curd was the star in this recipe. But I also skipped the meringue ;-) Oh well, maybe next time!! Nice job!

  3. The curd WAS wonderful, wasn't it. They were good without the frosting, so no worries there.

  4. I agree, these were great without the frosting. And yours look flawless despite the silly forgetfulness! hehehe

  5. Some days are just like that in the kitchen, I know how you feel :) The lemon curd was so good though, wasn't it?? Definitely my favorite part of this week's recipe!

  6. I only made half a batch of these as I knew they would be way too dangerous, and they WERE! OMW were these good. I can only make them when I have plenty of people to help me eat them. Yours looks so pretty with all that sunshiny yellow, so beautiful.