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Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Delicious Pink Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes made with a box cake topped off with a champagne buttercream frosting! Easy and delicious and perfect for bridal showers, celebrations, and romantic dinners.

This amazing recipe for strawberry champagne cupcakes made with a cake mix is easy and delicious and is the perfect treat for any special occasion. 

The result is a not too sweet cupcake with just a hint of champagne flavor.

Champagne cupcakes with a champagne buttercream frosting. These are perfect for bridal showers, weddings or a get together with friends. Get the recipe at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Make It Easy and Start With a Boxed Cake Mix....But Make It Fabulous!

The cupcake batter recipe itself is so easy to make.

I started with a quality boxed cake mix and then beefed it up with some basic ingredients. 

First things first, I would love to say I came up with the bones of this recipe myself but I owe it all to an Aldi box. Yep, I baked a chocolate cake using a mix and the cake mix box instructions had some awesome inspiration and ideas for altering the recipe and I integrated some of those ideas into this recipe and it turned out great.

Champagne cupcakes with a champagne buttercream frosting. These are perfect for bridal showers, weddings or a get together with friends. Get the recipe at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Don't Skimp On The Frosting - Add Some Champagne Here, Too

As for the frosting I opted for a homemade buttercream with half butter and half shortening although you could easily use all butter. I added champagne to flavor this as well.

Champagne Cupcakes

White Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix)

4 large egg whites at room temperature

1 cup sour cream

¾ cups champagne - use pink champagne or a strawberry champagne (I prefer Barefoot Strawberry Moscato)

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 (3.4 ounce) package white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Use regular-size muffin cups (cupcake pan - a nonstick pan works well) and line with paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl using a paddle attachment combine all of the ingredients above and beat cake mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake 15 to 20 minutes.

Allow to completely cool on a wire rack before frosting.

Overhead view of pink champagne cupcakes topped with champagne buttercream frosting on a white cake plate

Champagne Buttercream Frosting

½ cup butter softened

½ cup shortening

4 cups confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)

3 tablespoons champagne

Directions:

In the large bowl of a stand mixer or hand mixer cream butter and shortening together at medium-high speed stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Blend confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, into the butter mixture beating well after each addition.

Add the champagne and continue mixing until light and fluffy!

Frost cupcakes with the champagne frosting using a piping bag adding a lovely poof of frosting to the top of each cupcake. Sprinkle with jimmies, sanding sugar, or a fresh strawberry if desired.

Wouldn't these pink champagne cupcakes be perfect for a bridal shower, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, a wedding or just a nice evening with some friends? 

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Strawberry Pink Champagne Cupcakes Ingredients

Delicious Pink Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes made with a box cake topped off with a champagne buttercream frosting! Easy and delicious and perfect for bridal showers, celebrations, and romantic dinners.
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Close up view of Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes with Frosting and sprinkled with sugar
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 Box White Cake Mix I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup strawberry pink champagne I prefer Barefoot Strawberry Moscato
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3.4 ounce package white chocolate instant pudding and pie filling

Champagne Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tbs champagne

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cupcake tins.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients above and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into cupcake liners and bake 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Allow to completely cool before frosting.

Champagne Buttercream Frosting Instructions

  • In the large bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and shortening.
  • Blend in confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Add the champagne and continue mixing until light and fluffy!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $10.00

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