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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8 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – Candy Cane & Mint Kiss Cookies”

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    Nikki57 — December 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I’m sold fuggy chocolately cookies sound amazing

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    Melissa — December 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    They look so cute, I have yet to try the candy cane kisses.

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    Bridget — December 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    How cute! I love those candy cane kisses!

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    Joelen — December 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I love how the red stripes stay pretty in tact after melting! Looks fabulously festive 🙂

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    Jen — December 19, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Yea, we really like the candy cane kisses. They have little bits of candy cane in them so there’s a tiny bit of crunch.

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    Lori — February 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Jen- they look great! I love your stripes- THey look so pretty!

    I think these were my favorites looking back.

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    Jamie M — December 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    When do you add the vanilla extract? :oP

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    Jen — January 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out Jamie. I updated the recipe. You add the vanilla after the eggs.

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