Pink Champagne Cupcakes


Soft, fluffy, white chocolate mini champagne cupcakes are topped with a light and creamy pink champagne buttercream frosting for the perfect treat!!

These white chocolate champagne cupcakes are sure to become your new favorite way to enjoy champagne!  Wonderfully soft and moist and topped with the most decadent and luxurious champagne buttercream frosting!

White Chocolate Pink Champagne Cupcakes | Soft, fluffy, white chocolate mini champagne cupcakes are topped with a light and creamy pink champagne buttercream frosting for the perfect treat!! | http://thechunkychef.com

Do you have a bottle of champagne left from New Years Eve that maybe you forgot to open?  Probably a dumb question right… I mean, who “forgets” to open champagne?!  Well if you don’t have any, here’s the BEST reason to go get some… white. chocolate. pink. champagne. cupcakes.  Aka, soon to be your new favorite cupcake!

I have a confession to make… I’m not a big champagne drinker.  My husband likes the really dry stuff, and if I’m drinking it, I prefer the sweeter Moscato variety.  So about a month ago I was at Walgreens waiting in line in the photo department and I glanced over and saw a bottle of Barefoot Pink Moscato champagne.  It was calling to me!

White Chocolate Pink Champagne Cupcakes | Soft, fluffy, white chocolate mini champagne cupcakes are topped with a light and creamy pink champagne buttercream frosting for the perfect treat!! | http://thechunkychef.com

You could make these with my cake mix cupcakes that you’ll NEVER believe are from a mix, or the white chocolate cupcakes like I did.  Either way, they’ll be delicious!

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I think these mini champagne cupcakes would be perfect for a girl’s night, bachelorette party or even Valentine’s Day!  And you could definitely make them as regular size cupcakes if you want 🙂  I just love the mini ones, makes me feel better about having multiple cupcakes lol.

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I made these cupcakes on a whim, and was worried the kids wouldn’t like them (champagne frosting and all), but whew, let me tell you… of the 2 dozen cupcakes I made, I didn’t get to eat very many of them!  That happens a lot around here lol.

White Chocolate Pink Champagne Cupcakes | Soft, fluffy, white chocolate mini champagne cupcakes are topped with a light and creamy pink champagne buttercream frosting for the perfect treat!! | http://thechunkychef.com

But c’mon, who wouldn’t love a soft and fluffy white chocolate cupcake topped with an ultra creamy champagne buttercream?!  Make these and treat yourself, you deserve it!

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White Chocolate Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Soft, fluffy, white chocolate mini champagne cupcakes are topped with a light and creamy pink champagne buttercream frosting for the perfect treat!!
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 2 dozen mini cupcakes
Recipe Author The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter room temperature
  • 2 in large eggs room temperature (or place eggs a dish of warm water for 5 minutes before using)
  • PINK CHAMPAGNE FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar depending on your tastes
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 Tbsp Pink Moscato champagne
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in a standard size muffin pan and set aside.
  • Place white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle with vegetable oil. Microwave, 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each microwaved time, until chocolate is 90% melted. Stir to melt the rest of the chocolate, until smooth, and set aside to cool.
  • Add butter and sugar to the bottom of a stand mixer and beat on MED HIGH speed until fluffy and light in color, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Beat in the cooled white chocolate and vanilla extract.
  • To a medium mixing bowl, add both flours, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add in flour, one third of the mixture at a time, and alternating with the buttermilk, on LOW speed until just combined. Scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the batter into the paper liners, filling them about 2/3 (two thirds) of the way full.
  • Bake approximately 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool in muffin tin for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • FROSTING:
  • Make sure cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting.
  • In a stand mixer (or with hand mixer), cream butter until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add salt and 1/2 of powdered sugar. Beat on low speed until sugar is slightly incorporated, then add remaining 1/2 of the powdered sugar. Frosting will look dry at this point.
  • Add champagne and heavy cream and beat another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add frosting to a piping bag fitted with a star tip (or whichever you prefer) and frost cupcakes as desired.

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44 comments on “Pink Champagne Cupcakes”

  1. This recipe is really awesome. I tried several recipes before my daughter’s birthday party last July and this one turned really great. Usually on children’s birthday party, I see kids eating only the frosting but during my daughter’s party, kids ate the whole cupcakes and they were asking for more. I was glad that it was a hit!

  2. I just did a practice run of these to see if they’ll work for a bridal shower coming up and OH MY GOODNESS they were phenomenal! I’m actually going to start a SMALL part-time baking business out of my home, and if you give me permission, I would love to add a link on my website (not up yet) to this post on your site. Let me know if that is okay with you. Thanks for creating such a yummy recipe!

    • Hi Kristina 🙂 I’m so sorry, somehow your comment got caught in my spam filter, so I’m just now seeing it. I am SO happy that you love the cupcakes!! And of course, you’re more than welcome to link back to this post for the recipe 🙂

  3. wanted to make these for my sisters wedding …can you put the champagne in the actual batter if so how much

    • Hi Mandi 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you want to make these for your sisters wedding, how nice of you! I’ve never made them that way, but I’m sure you could definitely add some champagne to the batter. Maybe try 2/3 cup buttermilk and 1/3 champagne (instead of just the 1 cup of buttermilk), and bake a test batch first to see how you like the taste 🙂 I’d love to know how they turn out!

  4. What gorgeous cupcakes!!! Happy weekend!

  5. How pretty! Pretty in pink 🙂 I’m loving this!

  6. How utterly adorable Amanda!! I love everything mini too…and ah…champagne!! Thanks for sharing this delight at #SaucySaturdays .. Xo

  7. How cute and beautiful, I had a sample of a champagne cake once and it was absolutely delightful. Pinning this for my sister’s bachelorette party woo hoo! Thanks for sharing found you at Saucy Saturday.

  8. These are the prettiest little cakes I’ve seen in a while! And that frosting, everything just gest better with champagne 😉

  9. Oh how lovely! I love the mini ones, too. I think I’d take that instead of the regular-sized ones so I could eat more! 😀 Thanks for bringing these beauties, Amanda. I wish you a wonderful 2016 and happy FF101!

  10. Love the pink champagne frosting 🙂 Happy Fiesta Friday, Amanda!

  11. Wow, what a lovely recipe for any celebration! Hmmm, I have a baby shower to attend very soon! These would be perfect! Gorgeous photography too! 🙂

  12. These are just adorable! So pretty in pink!

  13. Pink loveliness indeed! Thanks for bringing the to Fiesta Friday 101!

  14. Wow! These cupcakes look absolutely heavenly and I just love how you decorated them. So pretty and girly. Thanks for sharing and pinned:)

  15. These are gorgeous! I love the delicate decorations!

  16. These look so pretty and sound delicious!! Love that frosting, and the mini cupcakes are such a fun idea!

  17. These are absolutely beautiful! I’m super impressed by your cupcake decorating skills!

  18. These look gorgeous and sound delicious! You have such cool ideas, Amanda!

  19. These are seriously beautiful! Love them for Valentine’s Day!

  20. Very cool and love the flavors!~

  21. These are gorgeous!! So delicate and elegant!

  22. These are gorgeous!! Like you, I am not a fan of champagne, but I have seen it used in dessert quite often, and if I like other alcohol in my desserts, then I will probably love champagne!