Since I believe tart lemon is one one the best flavors God created, these lemon meringue pie cupcakes are one of my favorites. I’m not much of a pie baker, but one of my most cherished memories of my mom is her lemon meringue pie. So I created these cuppies to conjure up that memory.
A fragrant lemon cake is filled with tangy lemon curd mixed with a hint of sweet whipped cream to make almost a mousse. Then more lemon curd is folded into the velvety cream cheese frosting and dolloped on top with a sprinkling of sanding sugar. The bride I made these for included these on her cookie table along with the pink champagne minis (see “Pink Champagne and Raspberries” post)….yum! And I ate a few and thought of my mom….