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Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

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For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for strawberry champagne cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you’re feeling effervescent. 

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Celebrate all the little things, darlings. And the big things. Let’s just celebrate all the things. Do you know why? Because celebrating is one way of living mindfully and thankfully for all the moments we experience on our life’s journey.

I know that’s a little deep for the start of a strawberry champagne cupcake recipe post, but chances are, you’re looking at this recipe for a celebration anyway. So let’s celebrate!

What am I celebrating today? At 9:07 a.m. Pacific Time, one year ago, our little Princess entered the world. Today she turns one, and I can’t even begin to tell you where the year went. When did the precious tiny baby who entered our lives become this vivacious, bright-eyed toddler? Happy birthday baby girl! Your daddy and I are so blessed to have you in our lives and grow with you.

These delicious strawberry champagne cupcakes were one of the flavors I featured at Princess A’s first party, and they were a HUGE hit! So, I decided to share the recipe so I could have it to reference later instead of making it up as I go each time… a bad habit from pre-blog baking days for recipes I’m not posting.

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

But let’s get back to champagne cupcakes, yes?

Fun fact, but did you know that not all sparkling wines can be called champagne? The “champagne” designation is reserved for sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France and there are actually treaties and international laws protecting this labeling. Everything not from the Champagne region will be labeled “sparkling wine.”

When choosing your champagne, you’ll want to select a brut for the best balance. An extra dry champagne is actually sweeter than a brut while the extra brut is drier. With the sugar already in the cupcake and the champagne frosting, my testers prefered brut. So stick to any medium sweetness sparkling wine.

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The cupcake filling is optional, but that’s where the strawberry comes from in these champagne and strawberry cupcakes. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to make your filling – I have done this – go ahead and use your favorite strawberry jam or preserves. Life happens, and so should cupcakes.

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

I hope you enjoy these strawberry champagne cupcakes at your next celebration, darlings! Even if all we’re celebrating is Thursday. 😉

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for strawberry champagne cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.

Ingredients

Cupcake Batter

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sparkling wine

Champagne Buttercream

  • 20 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sparkling wine

Strawberry Champagne Filling

  • 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

Strawberry Champagne Cupcake Filling - This may be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated until needed.

  1. Wash and prepare your strawberries. If using frozen, thaw the berries and chop.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch and the sparkling wine.
  3. Stir in the sugar and strawberries and cook over a medium heat 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat
  4. If you find that you still have large chunks of berries in the mixture and you'd like to use a cupcake filling tip to fill the cupcakes, use a potato masher to break down the fruit.
  5. Allow to cool completely before using to fill cupcakes.

Cupcake Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a standard cupcake tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a medium mixing bowl if using a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk.
  6. Finally, stir in the 1/4 cup of sparkling wine.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way with batter.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the center of a cupcake springs back when gently pressed.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

Champagne Buttercream

  1. To make the frosting, whip together the butter and salt at medium speed until light and fluffy. If you're using salted butter, just whip the butter until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, stirring at low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sparkling wine. Add more champagne or powdered sugar as desired to reach your preferred consistency.
  4. To decorate the cupcakes as pictured, use a medium cookie scoop to scoop frosting on to each cupcake. Smooth and flatten using an offset spatula, then top with a fresh strawberry and a bit of edible gold leaf.

Notes

If you are using salted butter in the frosting, omit the salt in the recipe.

If you're in a rush, you can skip the champagne strawberry filling and use your favorite strawberry jam or preserves. The champagne flavor won't be as pronounced, but the cupcakes will still be delicious.

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For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for champagne and strawberry cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.  * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

For the sweetest celebrations, break out the bubbly! This recipe for strawberry champagne cupcakes with a champagne frosting is perfect for when you're feeling effervescent.

Ingredients

Cupcake Batter

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sparkling wine

Champagne Buttercream

  • 20 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sparkling wine

Strawberry Champagne Filling

  • 12 ounces strawberries, hulled and chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

Strawberry Champagne Cupcake Filling - This may be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated until needed.

  1. Wash and prepare your strawberries. If using frozen, thaw the berries and chop.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch and the sparkling wine.
  3. Stir in the sugar and strawberries and cook over a medium heat 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from the heat
  4. If you find that you still have large chunks of berries in the mixture and you'd like to use a cupcake filling tip to fill the cupcakes, use a potato masher to break down the fruit.
  5. Allow to cool completely before using to fill cupcakes.

Cupcake Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a standard cupcake tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a medium mixing bowl if using a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk.
  6. Finally, stir in the 1/4 cup of sparkling wine.
  7. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way with batter.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the center of a cupcake springs back when gently pressed.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.

Champagne Buttercream

  1. To make the frosting, whip together the butter and salt at medium speed until light and fluffy. If you're using salted butter, just whip the butter until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, stirring at low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  3. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the sparkling wine. Add more champagne or powdered sugar as desired to reach your preferred consistency.
  4. To decorate the cupcakes as pictured, use a medium cookie scoop to scoop frosting on to each cupcake. Smooth and flatten using an offset spatula, then top with a fresh strawberry and a bit of edible gold leaf.

Notes

If you are using salted butter in the frosting, omit the salt in the recipe.

If you're in a rush, you can skip the champagne strawberry filling and use your favorite strawberry jam or preserves. The champagne flavor won't be as pronounced, but the cupcakes will still be delicious.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Whitney @ That Square Plate
    January 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I’m not much of a baker (even if thats my last name!) but I do like cooking with booze 🙂 I love the incorporation of champagne!! YUM. I’m sure these are to-die for!! Happy New Year!!

  • Reply
    Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
    December 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Such beautiful cupcakes Mary! I love the sweet pink color – totally perfect for a birthday party! And what a lovely way to celebrate every new year!

  • Reply
    Brian Jones
    December 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Sparkling wine in Hungary is huge and they will not touch that nasty Champagne stuff, it has to be Pezsgő, locally made and much sweeter than a tratitional sparkling wine. Love the idea of this little things, how does this recipe scale, do you think it would work well reduced by half?

    • Reply
      The Godmother
      December 30, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Having reduced the recipe by half myself, yes, it does work well! 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Whitney
    December 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Girl – you are killing me with these cupcakes! I love the color and I especially love the stuffing!

  • Reply
    Byron Thomas
    December 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Um, I could make an entire meal out of these! Strawberries and champagne are such classic flavour combinations.

  • Reply
    Sara
    August 11, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    These cupcakes look amazing! Now I know what to make with the bottle of champagne on the counter!

  • Reply
    Nat
    July 11, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Hi, just wondering. So I wanted to bake these for my friends bday party (she’s 24) & I was wondering how I could tweak the recipe safely to be able to add more champaign or even put some type of liquor in the strawberry filling???? I don’t want it to be overwhelming of course. But still a little more boozy than the usual adult cupcake. Lol thanks!! 🙂 I’m excited to make these! Super cute!

    • Reply
      TheGodmother
      July 11, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi Nat! I would probably add the extra liquor in the filling instead of in the cake batter. I think it would be wonderful to draw inspiration from liquors commonly used in champagne cocktails, so stirring in some brandy or creme de cassis with the strawberry jam would be lovely! The nice thing is, you can test the filling as you go (start with 1 tbsp and go from there) to suit the desired level of alcohol flavor. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! <3

  • Reply
    Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
    February 4, 2015 at 4:00 am

    You put my mothering skills to shame. At my kiddoes party I had only i cupcake with no icing what soever.

    • Reply
      TheGodmother
      February 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Ha! If it makes you feel any better, I did absolutely no cooking for the savory food with the exception of a feta, rosemary, garlic scone. 😉

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