Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Amy Freeze

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@amyfreeze

These cupcakes are perfect for a bridal shower. The cupcakes have a hint of champagne flavor and the sweetness of the strawberries. The champagne buttercream makes them a little extra special, while the champagne drizzle makes them some of the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen.


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Serves:

24

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 stick
butter-softened
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
champagne
1/2 c
milk
1 c
fresh strawberries-fresh, not in juice

BUTTERCREAM

2 stick
butter-softened
2 c
shortening
2 lb
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
meringue powder
4-6 Tbsp
champagne

CHAMPAGNE DRIZZLE

1 1/2 c
champagne
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
strawberries--finely chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients alternately with champagne. When all have been incorporated, add strawberries and mix on high for 2 minutes.
2
Scoop into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool and frost with champagne buttercream.
3
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, salt, and extracts. Add meringue powder and half of powdered sugar. Mix on low until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar in ½ c. increments, mixing well after each addition. Add champagne as needed to reach desired consistency. Mix on high for 5-10 minutes or until fluffy.
4
Top each cupcake with a strawberry fan & strawberry champagne drizzle
5
Combine champagne drizzle ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool before drizzling over cupcakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American