Champagne Cupcakes Recipe With Champagne Buttercream Frosting

Champagne Cupcakes With Champagne Buttercream Frosting

These easy pink champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream frosting are soft, moist and fluffy! They are great for a New Year’s party or Valentine’s Day.

The year 2017 is about one week away and I am DEFINITELY serving these champagne cupcakes with champagne frosting, along with my champagne cookiesNew Year’s resolution cookies as well as these New Year’s kisses.

I am still not sure what I will be serving for dinner but at least I know what we will be having for DESSERT…lol.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe with Champagne Buttercream Frosting 5How to make champagne cupcakes from scratch? How to make champagne cupcakes with cake mix?
I have not had much success with a scratch recipe but I have not given up and I am still working on it. In the meantime, I have been enjoying these cupcakes that start off a white cake mix box. Honestly, they taste better than any recipe I have made from scratch.

What do champagne cupcakes taste like?
They are soft, airy, very moist and have a subtle fruity flavor. That fluffy champagne frosting really takes these cupcakes over the top!

Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe with Champagne Buttercream Frosting 4Here are some TIPS for making PERFECT champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream frosting:

  • Use Betty Crocker’s white cake mix since it yields the softest and fluffiest cupcakes.
  • DON’T replace butter with oil since butter makes these cupcakes rich and flavorful.
  • Only egg whites are required in this recipe. Do not use whole eggs.
  • Don’t over-mix the batter or else your cupcakes will be tough. Mix until everything is just combined.
  • Are champagne cupcakes alcoholic? They DON’T have to be alcoholic. You can use alcoholic or non-alcoholic champagne in this recipe as well. Also, you can use any brand of champagne you like. The ones you are seeing today are pink champagne cupcakes without alcohol.
  • You can also make champagne cupcakes with FILLINGS by using jams and preserves.  My favorite are champagne cupcakes with raspberry filling and strawberry filling.
  • You can also try various FROSTINGS and make champagne cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting, raspberry frosting, cream cheese frosting, white chocolate buttercream frosting and rosewater buttercream.
  • I highly RECOMMEND adding a little bit of champagne extract in the cupcake and frosting since it adds a wonderful flavor and fragrance. You can find them online on Amazon. These are the two brands I have used: Lorann Oils and Wilton’s Treatology system. Both are excellent.
  • Store frosted cupcakes in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe with Champagne Buttercream Frosting 2

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Champagne Cupcakes With Champagne Buttercream Frosting
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Serves: 24 cupcakes
 
These easy pink champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream frosting are soft, moist and fluffy! They are great for a New Year's party or Valentine's Day.
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 1 box Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • 1¼ cups champagne (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp champagne extract (optional)
  • Pink gel coloring
Frosting
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup champagne (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
  • 1 tsp champagne extract/flavoring (optional)
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter, egg whites, extract and mix until smooth.
  2. Mix in cake mix powder, alternating with champagne until batter is just combined.
  3. Finally, mix in some pink gel coloring.
  4. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool down for 10 minutes. Then, remove them from the cupcake tray and place them on a cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. In a deep bowl, mix together butter and shortening until smooth.
  2. Add champagne and extract and mix again.
  3. Add powdered sugar (1 cup at a time), while continuing to mix until frosting is light and fluffy.
Assembling
  1. When the cupcakes have cooled down completely, attach Tip # 1M to a piping bag and fill it with frosting.
  2. Pipe swirls on top of all the cupcakes and top them off with a small pink candy ball.
Notes
- Read all my tips above.
- Store frosted cupcakes in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

18 Comments

  1. Tina Mills

    January 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I make cupcake bouquets and will be making these for Valentines adding a chocolate covered strawberry on top. How romantic.Thanks for sharing

  2. Mara

    February 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Is there any difference for high altitude baking?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 8, 2017 at 12:08 am

      Honestly, I have never tried high altitude baking. So, I can’t really help with that… Sorry!

  3. cakespy

    February 8, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Love these. They’re sweet and romantic, and the perfect antidote for people who want something different from chocolate (I know, I know) on Valentine’s day!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      February 25, 2017 at 5:59 am

      Hahahaha… I know! Right?! I am the biggest chocoholic you will ever meet but these cupcakes still make my heart flutter…lol.

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