These cupcakes have four parts, but they are worth it! Watch your friends' faces when they bite into one and discover the tart and tangy curd inside! Some special tools to make these cupcakes a knockout are a piping bag and star tip, and a small torch to brulee the meringue. It is fun to experiment with citrus curds. If you have meyer lemons or rangpur limes available, subtitute it for the regular lemon juice and decrease the sugar by about 4 tablespoons. Yum!
These were absolutely heavenly, not to mention gorgeous. I used shop bought lemon curd just to save on time, but they were still lovely. made them for afternoon tea and friends just gasped when they saw them! thank you carrie for the fab recipe! - 24 Apr 2009