The Adorable Turtle Babies decided to make some delicious cupcakes for the teachers of the school after a really stressful week! They ended up delicious with a moist lemon cake, blackberry curd filling, and meringue topping. This recipe will make about 2 dozen cupcakes
Cupcake Ingredients:2 Lemons
3/4 Cup Softened Butter
1 3/4 Cups Sugar
3 Large Eggs
3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Salt
Blackberry Curd Ingredients:3 Cups Blackberries
1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
Meringue Ingredients:4 Egg Whites (Warning- raw egg whites can potentially have salmonella. However, do not use the eggs in a carton- the radiation makes it so you can't whip them, believe me, after an hour of trying and a little googling, it will not work!)
6 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cornstarch
Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Begin the blackberry curd filling. In a pot over low heat place the 3 cups of blackberries.
If you really have your timing down then you can begin the meringue while the cupcakes and curd are cooking. But if you want to be cautious then you can wait until after the cupcakes are filled. When the cupcakes are slightly undercooked take them out.
Whip the 4 egg whites until they form soft peaks. Mix 6 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch, and pinch of salt in a bow. Slowly add the sugar mix to the egg whites as you whip. Spoon meringue onto the cupcakes. Toast the meringue.
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