Pop goes the bubbly! Nothing denotes a celebration quite like a chilled glass of fizzy champagne. So why not add that effervescence to our favorite dessert, cupcakes? Read on for our classic recipe, plus some inventive variations for any occasion. You'll be the toast of the town with our amazing champagne cupcakes!
Our basic recipe includes from scratch vanilla cupcakes spiked with champagne, plus champagne-infused frosting. What could be sweeter?
Now that you've assembled the ingredients and kitchen gadgets needed, it's time to delve into the recipe itself.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. While it's warming up, place liners into cupcake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk baking powder, baking soda, flour, and sugar together until evenly combined.
Using stand mixer on medium speed, add vanilla, egg whites, butter, champagne, and sour cream to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth, careful not to over mix the batter. Then, fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way. This allows the batter to expand and get fluffy without spilling over the liner.
Bake for 20 minutes, dependent on your oven. Test with a toothpick if you're not sure that the cupcakes are done. Once the toothpick comes out clean, carefully remove the pan from oven and transfer to cooling rack for a few minutes.
Combine butter and shortening on medium speed using a stand mixer. Once it's smooth, add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Then mix in the bubbly until smooth.
Frost the cooled cupcakes with the champagne frosting. Consider an optional garnish of gold-colored sprinkles. Additionally, for an extra whimsical garnish, adorn with Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears or JellyBelly Champagne jelly beans. All the yes!
Now that you've mastered our classic champagne cupcake, let's discuss some twists you could make for this recipe.
Overall, we hope you enjoyed this little trip down boozy baking lane. Try our basic bubbly cupcakes recipe or any of the fun variations for any upcoming celebrations. Cheers!