Special Occasions call for special treats. The Best Champagne Cupcake Recipe is perfect for New Year’s Eve, Wedding Cupcake Towers, Wedding Showers, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Graduation Parties and even the third Thursday of any month that you feel hungry.
Champagne Cupcakes have champagne baked right in… yum… and more champagne in the frosting…divine. The recipe is straight forward, and easy to follow. Plain they are delicious, but the addition of a raspberry filling makes them spectacular! These special cupcakes are a light and flavorful cake topped with a delicious Champagne Frosting.
My kids actually fought over the last one… and requests are coming in.
Decorate with sprinkles, or colored sugar. We have an alarmingly huge assortment… so I just let the kids choose… pick something to go with your theme. I love making these sweet white chocolate hearts. (Just follow the link to the “recipe”)
I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.
~ Madame Lilly Bollinger
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Best Champagne Cupcakes Recipe
Giving Champagne Cupcakes as a Gift?
Take a look at these cute Cupcake Gift Boxes…
Step By Step Instructions with Photos
Whip The Egg Whites to Stiff Peak
Not dry.. just stiff… then put the egg whites in a bowl off to the side
Make sure your bowl and beater are clean… any fat will interfere with the whipping up of the egg white. Basically, you’ll just be watching it go around and around and never get white… ( at that point, make an omelette and start over).
Whip the Butter and Sugar
Light and fluffy… about 4 minutes
You can wander around doing other things for four minutes.
Measure Out The Champagne
Maybe sample a bit to verify that you are using a good product
After Adding Flour and Champagne, the batter will Look Like This
Fold In the Egg Whites
A Little at a Time
Scoop 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter… run your spatula down the side of the bowl, and up through the middle of the batter…rotate the bowl a quarter turn and repeat, and repeat again. When the egg white is mostly incorporated…add another third of the egg white and do that spatula thing again. Then add the rest of the egg white… and once more… fold it in.
It should look something like this.
Use the Ice Cream Scoop with a Thumb Release to Fill The Cupcake Liners
yes… you can use a spoon
Ready for the Oven
see how nice it looks when you use a scoop?
Bake 19 Minutes
Let Cool in the Pan for 2 or 3 Minutes
Cool Completely on a Rack
Don’t Ice These Warm
Adding Raspberry Filling?
Scoop out a bit from the top of the Cupcake
I use a decent quality SEEDLESS Raspberry Jam that I bought from the store. If your Aunt Edna makes the best darn Raspberry Jam in the world, feel free to use it , just get those seeds out (chopsticks work well for that….) (kidding..run it through a strainer).
About 1/2 teaspoon of Jam is Enough
Put the Top Back On
For the Champagne Frosting...
Combine Butter and Powdered Sugar, then alternate more sugar and champage
Beat until fluffy and of good consistency… taste it…. add more sugar if too loose, add more champagne if too stiff.
Pipe The Frosting on the Cupcakes
Note… You Can Use a Spreading Knife to get the frosting on…. but a piping bag makes it easier.
Decoration Ideas for Your Champagne Cupcakes
Red Sprinkles are Nice for Valentine’s Day
Pink Colored Sugar is Cute
Chocolate Hearts are Sweet
Decorate with Chocolate Caps for a Graduation Party
Chocolate Caps with Fruit Leather Tassles