Champagne cupcakes

As I mentioned in the Strawberry cupcake post, I made 6 dozen cupcakes for a cousin’s graduation party. I wanted to try the champagne cupcakes since they seemed fitting for the celebratory occasion.

The cake was deliciously moist and had a great texture. The frosting did as well. I couldn’t really taste a strong champagne flavor but hubby said he really could. They were definitely a hit.

Champagne Cupcakes – from Crazy about Cupcakes
2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup champagne
6 large egg whites, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with champagne.

In a large clean bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the batter until blended, then fold in the remaining egg whites until well blended.

Fill the cupcakes liners 3/4 full. Baker for ~20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan.

Once completely cooled, brush 1 Tbsp of champagne onto the tops of the cupcakes.
Champagne Frosting – from Crazy about Cupcakes
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Tbsp champagne
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

In a large bowl beat the shortening and butter until combined. Add the champagne. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes”

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    Cupcake Activist — June 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Although the mousse didn’t hold up nicely on top of the cupcake, the taste is really what matters most. Since everyone loved them, then they are a success!

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    Memória — June 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    How convenient to have the frosting and cupcake be one in the same. I think the cupcake looks great.

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    We Are Not Martha — June 22, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Oooh! My sister and I are forever in search of the best chocolate cupcake recipe and this looks like a must-try! I love that the batter and frosting are the same… And they’re so pretty too 🙂

    Sues

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    Carly — June 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    these look good. I kinda want to make extra and pipe some inside the cupcake too….

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    nutmegnanny — June 23, 2010 at 3:14 am

    That sounds awesome! Chocolate mousse and cupcake….I’m in!

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    yumventures — June 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I am making these as soon as humanly possible =)

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    Madeleine — January 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    These are absolutely delicious, I made them for a party on thursday and they were a hit! thanks for the recipe!!!!!

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