Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}Dos champán por favor!  That’s more or less than only Spanish I used during my week in the DR.  Obviously I used a few words like gracias, de nada, buenos días, and hola, but I already knew those words.  Asking for 2 champagnes (and sometimes 4 champagnes) was used quite often around the resort by Cinnamon and myself!

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}In honor of our champagne-fueled trip to the DR I wanted to make some champagne cupcakes for her housewarming party.  Her and her husband bought a gorgeous house with a fantastic backyard!  We BBQ-ed, drank some wine, and had a great time.  And obviously we ate cupcakes!

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}These cupcakes are delightful for a party.  Mini cupcakes are easy to grab and people don’t hesitate about grabbing one.  Also, with mini cupcakes you get a lot more bang for your buck; a small amount of batter goes much further and you have more servings.  I mean three dozen mini cupcakes is a lot of cupcakes!

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}Not only are strawberry champagne cupcakes totally adorable, they taste as good as they look.  The strawberry-champagne cupcakes is light and tender with plenty of flavor from the pureed strawberries.  Adding the glaze provides moisture and fresh champagne flavor.  The frosting is a typical American buttercream with a bit of cream cheese thrown in for texture.  It is not overly sweet and again has fresh strawberries throughout.  Adding iridescent sixlets on tops was the perfect finishing touch; they are lovely little balls of crunchy chocolate that sort of mimic bubbles!

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}I have always found hosts appreciate when you bring a delicious treat to their party, it’s a sure fire way to get a second invite!  Bringing these cupcakes with some extra mini salty dark chocolate cupcakes pretty much ensures Cinnamon and Jesus will be inviting me back and I can’t wait to hang out again!

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Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes
Adapted from Completely Delicious
Yield – 36 mini cupcakes

Cupcakes
8-10 strawberries
1/2 cup champagne (or other sparkling wine)
1/2 cup oil
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 1/8 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and line mini muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. Roughly chop the strawberries and puree in a food processor until smooth.  Push through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.
  3. Measure out 1/4 cup of puree and set aside the rest to use in the glaze and frosting.
  4. Add the 1/4 cup of strawberry puree, champagne, oil, and eggs to the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.  Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add the dry ingredients on low speed and beat until just combined.  Scrape the bowl as needed
  6. Mix on high speed for 20 seconds.
  7. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to portion the batter between the liners.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Brush the glaze on when the cupcakes are warm and then let cool completely before frosting.

Glaze
2 tablespoons strawberry puree
2 tablespoons champagne

  1. Mix the puree and champagne together.
  2. Brush on the warm cupcakes.

Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
pinch of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons strawberry puree
sliced strawberries & large sprinkles for garnish

  1. Beat the butter and salt on high speed for 2 minutes in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  2. On low speed add in the powdered sugar half a cup at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla and puree and beat on high speed until your reach the desired consistency.
  4. Use a star tip to pipe the frosting on each cupcake and garnish as desired.

strawberry champagne cupcakes | pale yellow {mini strawberry champagne cupcakes with a strawberry buttercream}

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7 responses to “Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

  1. Nicole

    I think you and strawberries are an excellent pairing. I love everything you make, but there’s something about your strawberry pastries that always make me think “refreshing and delightful”. Just like when you made the strawberry whoopie pies. There’s just something about you and strawberries. It’s funny, because I’m not a huge fan of strawberries on a regular basis.

  2. cinnamon

    Tracy they were delicious! I also really enjoyed the chocolate ones. The leftovers
    didn’t last long :) you are welcome at anytime( as long as you bring more cup cakes lol jk ) infact we need to get the DR crew together as soon as everyone is back in bk.

  3. I love it when your on a cupcake kick! These are beautiful!

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