Lemon Curd Angel Food Cupcakes Recipe

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Lemon curd fills these angel food cupcakes, which are frosted with lemon whipped cream. Perfect lemon cupcake recipe!  


For the lemon curd – 1/2 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed – 3/4 cup granulated sugar – 3 egg yolks lightly beaten – 4 tablespoons unsalted butter – pinch kosher salt For the angel food cupcake – 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – 6 egg whites at room temperature – 2 & 1/2 tablespoons warm water – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar For the lemon whipped cream frosting – 2 cups heavy whipping cream – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar – 1 tablespoon cornstarch – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 tablespoon prepared lemon curd


Add lemon juice, sugar, egg yolks, butter, and salt to a small saucepot. Whisk together. Slowly boiling and stirring the saucepot over medium heat avoids scorching the bottom.  

Step 1

Slowly cook and whisk curd for 3–4 minutes until thickened. Stop cooking and chill the saucepan. Fill cupcakes or refrigerate in an airtight jar.  

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set aside a lined cupcake tin. For 2 minutes, pulse sugar in a food processor until fine. Sift flour, salt, and half the sugar; reserve. Mix egg whites, water, 

Step 3

vanilla, and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Mix on low with a hand or stand mixer until mixed. Slowly add remaining sugar and mix. Mix egg whites medium-speed until medium peaks form. 

Step 4

Sift the flour mixture into the egg mixture and fold it in small amounts by hand. Fill cupcake liners 3/4. Bake 16–18 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  

Step 5

Cool cupcakes on a wire rack after 5 minutes in tin. Pour heavy cream into a large bowl. Mix on low with a hand mixer or stand mixer whisk attachment until bubbles appear.  

Step 6

Add teaspoons powdered sugar. Now add vanilla and cornstarch to soft-peaking cream. Moderate speed till cream stays on whisk. Avoid butter and overbeating. Mix lemon curd by hand.  

Step 7


-Calories: 281kcal -Carbohydrates: 23g -Protein: 4g -Fat: 20g -Saturated Fat: 12g -Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g -Monounsaturated Fat: 5g -Trans Fat: 0.2g -Cholesterol: 103mg -Sodium: 141mg -Potassium: 116mg -Fiber: 0.2g -Sugar: 18g -Vitamin A: 765IU -Vitamin C: 4mg -Calcium: 36mg -Iron: 0.4mg

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