Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

This is a cupcake recipe I saw in Sprinkle Bakes a few months ago and that I've been really wanting to make them since... I had a New Years dinner party and thought this was the perfect dessert; I made a very few changes and they were just perfect! Hope you enjoy them as we did! Happy New Year 2012!!!

Champagne Cupcakes
Yield: 20 Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Champagne or Prosecco
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red food coloring

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  3. In a big bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes, scraping sides with a spatula
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix
  5. In a medium bowl, mix champagne and sour cream
  6. Add to the egg mixture the flour and and champagne mixture, alternating and beginning and ending with flour. Add the red food coloring, one drop at a time, until getting to the desired color
  7. Fill cupcake papers 1/4 cup with batter (No more, because they could overflow). Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting

Champagne Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons champagne or prosecco
  • red food coloring

  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar until thick and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the champagne and mix well. Add food coloring, until getting the desired color
  2. Frost your already cooled cupcakes and decorate with white, pink or silver sugar pearls.


  1. They look so delicious! Love the pink champagne frosting :)
    wishing you a happy and healthy new year!

  2. Chic, easy, and I'm sure...delicious!!!

  3. They look sooo good! We will be having pink champagne tonight! Happy New Year!

  4. Those look fantastic, such an elegant twist on the traditional cupcake recipe.

  5. They look absolutely beautiful! Happy New Year!

  6. They sound and look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yum!! And so pretty. I'd much rather toast with a cupcake! Happy New Year!

  8. Amazed that the pink champagne taste (sooo.. good) doesn't get lost in the frosting and baking!
    Sound great, so will test it sometime - with a diabetic to cater for, though, it's not really on, unless we have company!

    Happy New Year!

  9. These look so pretty and delicious! They'd be so pretty for a bridal shower.