Wacky Puckerupcakes (Lemon Wacky Cupcake with Limoncello Pipette)


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Wacky Puckerupcakes (Lemon Wacky Cupcake with Limoncello Pipette)

Pucker Up Lemon lovers and get ready for the delicious zesty flavor of our Lemon Wacky Cupcake with Limoncello Pipette.

Have you every had ‘Wacky’ cake?  It is amazing… No Butter,  No Milk,  No eggs.  Developed in the Depression era- when basic ingredients were difficult to get.  These cupcakes are fast, easy and delicious- and the recipes have stood the test of time (Though we have amped it up a bit!).  This cupcake features a beautiful lemon tang, creamy light meringue, and a pipette of Homemade Limoncello.  These gorgeous cupcakes will be the star of your next party.  The incredible LEM-RANG flavor and the alcohol infused-pipette turn a Lemon-meringue inspired cupcake into an adult-only sensation.   Enjoy the WOW

Lemon Wacky Cupcake with a Limoncello Pipette

Wacky Puckerupcakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12

  • Large Mixing bowl
  • Cupcake or Muffin tin
  • Plastic food pipettes


  • Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • zest of One and a half lemons
  • ½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Water


  • 6 Large Egg whites
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Cream of Tarter


  • ½ Cup Homemade Limoncello

Make Lemon Wacky Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add 12 cupcake liners to a cupcake medium cupcake tin- set aside
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl – Stir well
  • Add the wet ingredients, and stir well with a fork or spatula
  • Fill all 12 cupcake liners with batter
  • Place in the tin in the oven and bake at 350 for 25 minutes
  • Use a toothpick to test the ‘doneness’ of the cupcake. (The toothpick should be inserted in the center of a cupcake- and come out clean)
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely, before adding meringue

Make the Meringue

  • Separate egg whites and place them in a spotless glass mixing bowl (Careful – no yolks)
  • With an electric mixer, whip the egg whites until they are glossy and smooth
  • Add the cream of tarter
  • Slowly add the sugar
  • Continue to beat on high until the whites form stiff peaks
  • Carefully use a kitchen torch to lightly toast all sides of the meringue


  • Put the Limoncello in a small bowl
  • Pinch the bulb of the pipette to squeeze the air out, dip the tip into the Limoncello. Release the pinching, and draw the lemon liqueur up into the bulb of the pipette. (Will fill approximately 70%)
  • Place the pipette into the cupcake- Place high on the cupcake (they may slide down slightly)
  • Serve your gorgeous cupcakes

How do you choose a Dessert Pipette?

Choosing a dessert pipette can depend on factors, such as preference, the type of dessert, and the occasion. Consider the capacity of the pipette as it determines how much liquid it can hold. This is especially important if you are filling a larger dessert, like a cake or a trifle, with flavored syrups or liqueurs.

Secondly, the size and shape of the pipette can also make a difference. A longer and thinner pipette can provide more control when inserting the liquid into smaller desserts, while a shorter and wider pipette may be easier to handle for larger desserts.

Lastly, purchase the style and design of pipette that adds aesthetic value to the dessert presentation. For example, colored or patterned pipettes can complement the theme of the event.  Ultimately, the purpose of pipettes in  cupcakes is to deliver extra delicious flavor.

FAQ’s for Wacky Cake

What the FAQ?

What is a Wacky Cake?

In times of scarcity and economic hardship, people have innovated to achieve simple pleasures.  The Wacky Cake, (aka Crazy cake, Funny Cake, or Depression cake) became popular during the Depression and into WWII.  Milk, butter and eggs were scarce, and many families did not have a whisk, or electric mixer.  Ingredients in the Wacky cake include flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, white vinegar, salt and vanilla extract.  Additionally, all of the ingredients for this cake are mixed directly in the pan it is baked in.

What does the Wacky Cake taste Like?

This cake is moist, and full of rich chocolate flavor.  For almost 100 years, it has captured the hearts and taste buds of generations with its simplicity and accessibility. And since the Wacky Cake  is naturally vegan, it’s always a great option for dessert, especially for those with restricted diets.

Why would I chose the Wacky Cake?

Some would say the Wacky cake is simpler than a store-bought cake mix.  The Wacky cake features very basic ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. What’s more, it takes just over 30 minutes to make.  No need for extra dishes! The ingredients are mixed in the pan it is baked in.  Whether it is for a layer cake, cupcakes, or ‘Shutthefuckupcakes’- this recipe is delicious, budget-friendly and versatile.

Why make wells for the liquids while making a wacky cake?

The important thing is to mix the dry ingredients well before adding the liquids.  The nostalgic 3 wells instruction probably comes from the time when pasta or breads were put together on cutting boards- and the wells saved mess.

The wacky cake is leavened by the reaction between the baking soda and the vinegar.  The wells are not necessary- just make sure the baking soda is well-mixed in the dry ingredients, before adding the wet ingredients.  This unique recipe is the secret to a delicious cake that stays moist.

This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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