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Yummy Champagne Cupcakes (Two Variations) – Fun for New Year’s Eve Party

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Champagne Cupcakes

With two different ways to prepare these tasty champagne cupcakes, anyone can make them – no matter your baking skill level! These are a fun and easy New Year’s Eve party treat, and all the alcohol is actually cooked out of them, so they’re safe for everyone.


Method #1- Two Ingredient Cake

Champagne Cupcakes

Have you ever made a Sprite Cake before?? Same idea. All you need is one box of white cake mix, and some champagne (any kind will work.)

Champagne Cupcakes

Whisk 12 oz. (1.5 cups) of champagne into the cake mix.

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Using a 2 oz. ice cream scooper, scoop the batter into your prepared muffin pan. Bake at 350° for 16-19 minutes. This recipe will yield around 20 cupcakes. YUM!


Method #2- Cake from scratch

Adapted from this Pinterest recipe

Cake Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup champagne

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare your muffin pan.
  2. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  3. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue beating for about 1 minute.
  5. Combine vanilla and milk.
  6. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Add to butter mixture, alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  8. Beat on low speed after each addition, just until blended. Champagne Cupcakes
  9. Stir in champagne. (Don’t polish off the bottle just yet, you need some for the frosting. 😊 )
  10. Using a 2 oz. ice cream scooper, scoop the batter into your prepared muffin pan.
  11. Bake at 350° for 16-19 minutes, until the cake springs back when pushed. This recipe will yield around 24 cupcakes.Champagne Cupcakes
Both methods make really tasty cupcakes!

Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups champagne
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • pink food coloring (optional)
Directions:
  1. In a small saucepan, boil champagne until reduced to about 3 Tbsp., around 10 minutes.
  2. Pour into a small bowl to cool to room temperature.
  3. Add butter to the bowl of your standing mixer, and using whisk attachment, beat butter alone until white and fluffy.Champagne Cupcakes
  4. Beat in almond and vanilla extracts, salt, and pink food coloring if using.
  5. Gradually mix in powdered sugar, scraping down the sides of your bowl frequently.
  6. Beat in room temperature reduced champagne, and continue mixing until completely and evenly incorporated.
  7. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes after they have cooled completely.
  8. Enjoy!

Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes

Happy Cupcake Making!


Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.

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Comments 14

  1. Queenmum

    Those are beautiful!!! I just bought some blue champagne from world market I’ll try. Thank you & MERRY CHRISTMAS Hip Crew ❤️️

    • Kellie Zollars

      Blue and pink would be so cute for baby shower cupcakes.

  2. Amy

    I love pink champagne cupcakes! We always call them the grown up cupcakes because although the alcohol might cook out of the cupcake, the frosting does not get cooked. 🙂

    • Kellie Zollars

      Amy, this recipe for the frosting has you boil down the champagne so it does not have any alcohol. Of course, you can keep your grown up recipe, but that would leave too many cupcake leftovers for me to indulge in after the party. I don’t care about the alcohol as much as the calories 😉

    • RZ

      This is a myth. In the vast majority of cases, you won’t be able to cook the alcohol out of food so some will always remain behind. According to the USDA, even after 2.5 hours of cooking there is some alcohol left behind…and you aren’t boiling the champagne or baking the cupcakes for 2.5 hours.

      https://www.oasas.ny.gov/admed/fyi/fyi-cooking.cfm

  3. smellycat@yahoo.com

    A little booze never hurt anyone…

  4. Jessica

    RZ that may be true but your kids will get a higher dose of alcohol from NyQuil or robitussin than these cupcakes! They’re ok, I think!

    • RZ

      No, I give my kids alcohol-free medicine when necessary. But that’s besides the point b/c many adults (incl. myself) choose to abstain from consuming alcohol in any way…and for them it’s important that people understand that you can’t just cook it away in the majority of cases.

      • Megan

        Thank you RZ! I was going to post the same thing. I can’t have alcohol.. about 6 years ago it suddenly started making me very ill. The first time it happened I thought it was food poisoning but I finally linked the episodes to alcohol. One new years I had just a sip of champagne for a toast thinking I would be okay.. how wrong was I? Sick on the bathroom floor all night long.

  5. Yvette

    Please tell me where to get blue champagne. I had it in Italy and have not found it in New Jersey at all.
    These look so good.

  6. leah

    Is there a way to make the icing without the powder sugar. Powder sugar has corn starch in it and I am allergic to corn.

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Leah, if you google it, there are a few ways to make it yourself without the starch. It’s actually used to prevent caking, but if you have a food processor, you can make your own. Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Ashley

    Super excited to make these for my birthday at a bar with all adults! I’m using a gluten free cake mix so I’m hoping they turn out okay!

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