Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Champagne Cupcakes - Happy New Year!




The year is just about at its end.  What better way to celebrate than with cupcakes?

I have dabbled in the world of alcoholic cupcakes before with Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes, but New Year's Eve always has a champagne toast.  Champagne cuppies it is!



I spent four dollars on some champagne, so it wasn't that great and I therefore opted not to put any in the frosting.  However, if you get some good spumanti or asti, feel free to replace the vanilla in a frosting with champagne.

The following cupcake recipe just uses a cup of champagne and will have a hint of champagne flavor.  It's also a light cake with the egg whites folded in at the end so that it stays fluffy.



Champagne Cupcakes - Makes approximately 4 dozen mini-cupcakes
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 6 egg whites
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line mini-cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. Cream the butter for 2 minutes on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the sugar to the butter and beat together until fully incorporated and smooth on medium speed.
  4. In a separate small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt with a whisk.  
  5. Add the dry mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with the champagne until fully incorporated.  The batter will be sort of sticky.
  6. In a separate smaller bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form.  
  7. Fold the egg whites into the rest of the batter.  
  8. Fill the paper liners 2/3 full and bake for 11-13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.


I just used a regular vanilla frosting recipe and a 1M tip to make the little swirl.  I rolled out some fondant that I purchased at Michael's and used some Wilton ready-made cake decals that said "celebrate," "cheers," and had the decorative swirls to make little edible placards for the cupcakes.



Have a safe new year!



2 comments:

  1. I shouldn't look at your blog in the morning ... it's only 9:45 and already I want a cupcake.

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