Champagne Kisses

susan simons


These strawberry champagne cupcakes Paired with White chocolate frosting are the perfect dessert for your favorite valentine.

My husband asked for a special Valentine's day dessert and this is the combination I came up with.

★★★★★ 3 votes
1 Hr
20 Min


1 pkg
pillsbury traditional cake mix
1/2 c
boiling water
1 pkg
small box strawberry gelatin
1 1/2 c
blush champagne, open a few hours in advance to flatten bubbles


(4oz.) bars white chocolate baking bars
1/3 c
heavy cream
1 c
butter, softened
6 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
godiva white chocolate liquor


1Prepare batter and bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 mins.
2Cut off crown of cupcake with bread knife and pierce tops with fork.
3Stir boiling water into gelatin mix until dissolved and add champagne carefully and stir. Spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 2-3hrs. Remove from pan.
4FROSTING: Break white chocolate baking bars into pieces. Melt white chocolate and cream in microwave-safe bowl at medium (50%power)1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals (Do not overheat). Let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
5Beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar at low speed until blended. Add 5 cups powdered sugar alternately with white chocolate liquor, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Add white chocolate mixture and a little red gel food coloring; beat at medium speed until spread consistency.
6Frost and decorate as desired. Return to fridge until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes