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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6 Responses to “Strawberry Margarita Pie”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — October 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Yum! I love cheesecake, I’ve never made it boozy though! 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    This pie! Oh man, this looks incredible 🙂 I bet it tastes perfect

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    Maddie — October 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Wow! The story about your mom was very touching. Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breat cancer and so breast cancer awareness month is very important to me. On a lighter note, this pie looks absolutely delicious. I stumbled upon your blog not too long ago, and as a fellow baker I really enjoy your posts!

    • beantownbaker — October 7th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

      Breast cancer has touched so many lives, it’s unreal. I hope you can join in my Power of Pink challenge this month by baking up something pink in your kitchen! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Tahiti Nights — October 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Definitely a colorful pie and enough tequila in it to make sure you keep the kids away from it. Looks like a winner!

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    Mike — May 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Wow! It looks so nice, I would almost not even want to cut into it!

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