|Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes|
Because of their name I decided they needed to be made over New Year's. I made them on January 1, 2012. I feel so cool, using champagne in my cupcakes for the celebration of New Year's.
The Recipe1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of champagne or sparkling wine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. in a medium sized bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup champagne and 1/2 cup yogurt with 1/2 tsp baking powder to give the yogurt better rising ability (mixture will fizz and bubble a little). Add flour and champagne mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Batter will be thick.
Fill cupcake papers with batter, bake for 17-22 minutes. (17 worked perfect for me)
The cupcakes turned out very yummy. They are sweet and a little dense, but still moist and awesome.
The basic frosting recipe:
1 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla
Using a hand mixer whip the butter. Then add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at a time, and whip with butter. Then add vanilla. And you can add more powdered sugar until you like the flavor, too much powdered sugar is not possible.
Then I pipped it onto the tops of the cupcakes and boom, they read to be devoured.
My end result:
Find the original recipe here.
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