Best Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

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best champagne cupcakes recipeSpecial 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

Best Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

Best Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Best Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

Moist Champagne Cupcakes are the perfect treat for any special occasion. I love the additional tart flavor that you get from adding a Raspberry Jam filling... but you can leave that step out.


  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3/4 Tbl Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Champagne (room Temp)
  • **4 Tbl Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Champagne
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Hearts


  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line Cupcake pans with Cupcake liners... I normally like white, but the heart liners brought the Valentine Theme to life.
  • You need to start by whipping 3 Egg Whites. Separate the eggs, making sure not to get any of the yolk in with the white (I usually crack the egg by banging it on the counter, then I run the egg stuff through my fingers... yes, I wash my hands... catch the yolk in your fingers).
  • Whip the egg white in a clean mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Just stiff... not dried out. Then transfer the egg white into a bowl and set it aside.
  • In the bowl of the mixer (nope.. you don't have to wash it) combine the room temperature butter and the granulated sugar. Whip for 4 to 5 minutes until light and fluffyish.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a large measuring cup (use a whisk)
  • Measure out the champagne
  • With the mixer running, alternate adding the flour mix and the champagne to to butter mixture. Go slowly, take your time, you don't want it to bounce back at you. When it's all in, beat for two minutes. Scrape sides of bowl, don't forget the bottom. Beat another minute.
  • Now, fold 1/3 of the egg white into the batter... use a spatula to fold it in... then add the next 1/3.... then the last.
  • Make sure the egg white is completely incorporated, but don't over mix and deflate the egg white.
  • Use an ice cream scoop with a thumb release to fill the cupcake liners ( can use a spoon if that's what you have... but put the ice cream scoop on your wish list)
  • Bake for 19 minutes at 350
  • Bing
  • Let the cupcakes cook in the cupcake pans for 4 to 5 minutes... then take them out of the pans, and let them cool completely (don't even think about trying to frost them warm)
  • Put the Butter and 1 cup of Powdered Sugar into a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip them together.
  • Slowly add more and more powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle in some Champagne.
  • Add more powdered Sugar.
  • Scrape sides and bottom.
  • When all is added...let it whip on high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Now check it...if the frosting feels too stiff, add a little more Champagne.... if it's too loose, add a little more powdered sugar.
  • If you want to add raspberry filling, scoop out a small bit from the top of the cupcake (I use my coffee scoop for this, but a spoon should do it), add about 1/2 teaspoon of good quality seedless raspberry jam into the space... then put the bit back on.
  • Frost the cupcake... decorate immediately with sprinkles or chocolate hearts.


Some people like their Champagne Pink… I chose not to add food color to the cupcakes or the frosting, but feel free to do so. A few drops of food color paste should do it.

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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

best champagne cupcakes recipe

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

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Light and fluffy… about 4 minutes

You can wander around doing other things for four minutes.

Measure Out The Champagne

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Maybe sample a bit to verify that you are using a good product

After Adding Flour and Champagne, the batter will Look Like This

best champagne cupcakes recipe

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.

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Use the Ice Cream Scoop with a Thumb Release to Fill The Cupcake Liners

best champagne cupcakes recipe

yes… you can use a spoon

Ready for the Oven

see how nice it looks when you use a scoop?

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Bake 19 Minutes

Let Cool in the Pan for 2 or 3 Minutes

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Cool Completely on a Rack

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Don’t Ice These Warm

Adding Raspberry Filling?

Scoop out a bit from the top of the Cupcake

best champagne cupcakes recipe

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….) ( it through a strainer).

About 1/2 teaspoon of Jam is Enough

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Put the Top Back On

best champagne cupcakes recipe

For the Champagne Frosting...

Combine Butter and Powdered Sugar, then alternate more sugar and champage

best champagne cupcakes recipe

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

best champagne cupcakes recipe


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

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Pink Colored Sugar is Cute

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Chocolate Hearts are Sweet

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Decorate with Chocolate Caps for a Graduation Party

Chocolate Caps with Fruit Leather Tassles

best champagne cupcakes recipe

Click this link to make your own Chocolate Hearts

Make your own Chocolate hearts

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