January 5, 2012

New Year's Cupcakes

Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes
Strolling through the internet I came across Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes.  And they are very pretty.  I adapted my recipe from the original a little bit. 

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 Recipe
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
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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  1. They look so pretty and tasty! I've never heard of champagne in cupcakes... I'll have to try that one!