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 “Browned Butter Snickerdoodles”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 15, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Browned butter is amazing, especially in cookies. Sounds like another recipe I need to try soon!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

      You’re definitely going to want to make these after you see what I did with them in a post coming up on Monday 😉

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 16, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Yeah, browned butter just makes everything taste that much better. I may overuse it just a little bit in my cooking though!

    • beantownbaker — May 16th, 2013 @ 8:41 am

      No such thing as overusing browned butter.

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    Shannon — May 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    i can only imagine how this totally kicks up a snickerdoodle. <3 browned butter!

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    Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden — May 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Browned butter and cinnamon! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Molly — May 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Between the browning butter and the fresh scent of baked cookies, your kitchen must have smelled marvelous.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my! These look delightful 🙂 I love browned butter too!

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