A Champagne Toast

21 Dec
A Toast  to a New Year!

A Toast to a New Year

What is more decadent than champagne and strawberries? How about a Champagne cupcake with fresh strawberries topped with fluffly vanilla buttercream! I’m practically drooling just typing!

This Strawberry Champagne cupcake is the perfect treat for a New Years eve party, a New Years day lunch, or even a sweet little toast on Christmas Night. The subtle champagne flavor is complimented by fresh strawberries and creamy homemade buttercream frosting. This cupcake is just so perfectly romantic that I can’t imagine not making it this New Years!

Champagne Cupcakes (Adapted from AllRecipes.com)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups champagne (the sweeter the better )
  • 6 egg whites
  • 10 Large strawberries diced up

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs of heavy whipping cream

Method:

To Make The Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a cupcake pan with liners. 
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, and then blend into creamed mixture alternately with champagne.
  3. In another large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into batter to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites. 
  4. Add strawberries, mix well to incorporate
  5. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake  for 20 minutes

To Make The Frosting:

  1. With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Mix on low until well blended.
  2. Continue mixer  on medium for another two minutes. 
  3. Add vanilla and whipping cream, beating on medium for another minute.
  4. Frosting should be light and fluffy.

After the cupcakes are cooled and frosted, top each cupcake with half of a sugar dipped strawberry. A cute serving idea is to place each cupcake in a plastic champagne glass.

Enjoy the recipe – Stay Sweet! xoxo

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6 Responses to “A Champagne Toast”

  1. Babygirl December 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    You had me at champagne now cupcakes? I adore this post. Very nice

  2. Geni - Sweet and Crumby December 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    YUM! I love this idea of using Champagne in the cake batter. How cool, very festive. Happy Holidays Jill! I would love to send you goodies at the New Year! Just tell me how to keep them fresh since you are the expert here.

  3. tryityoumightlikeit December 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I love the name of your blog!

  4. Polka Dot December 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    Oh my. I think I’m gonna have to try this for our New Year’s party!

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