Sparkling Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes


You will be amazed how easy this recipe is!  Its bubbly, sweet, beautiful and super easy.  After all we are talking about Champagne musts, a delicious strawberry dessert with Champagne, hello! Must I say more?  This recipe will be on your top 10 must have cupcakes!

Sweet Pink Strawberry Champagne Cupcake Recipe

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® strawberry cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups champagne, (I used a Red Sparkling Wine – Cinzano Brachetto d’Acqui) it will compliment the fruity strawberry flavor.
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
Champagne Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 cups C&H powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 to 5 drops red food coloring
Pink decorator sugar crystals
Edible pink pearls
  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • In large bowl, combine dry cake mix and champagne. Add oil, eggs.  Beat with a KitchenAid electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with pink sugar or pearls.

Champagne is a sparkling wine, and while many expensive champagnes are available, this is one time you might choose less expensive champagne. Have the champagne at room temperature when preparing the cake.

For pink decorator sugar crystals, edible pink pearls and decorative cupcake lines, check out Fancy Flours.

This recipe was shared from our sister site: www.BubblyandSweet.com If you love Champagne and desserts, you will love this passion loving site full of Champagne Cocktails and Champagne desserts!


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  • Dunlsj26

    Yuck, I wanted to make an adult tasting cupcake for a birthday…these were anything but adult tasating, reminded me of a cereal I ate as a child….hopefully my son will maybe like them….

  • http://twitter.com/SparklingLala Lala Castro

    You can try using regular champagne if it was too sweet for you. I love them. 🙂

  • Ivri76

    How fun! Can”t wait to make these for New Years. My daughter will love them!

  • Ivri76

    How fun! Can”t wait to make these for New Years. My daughter will love them!

  • Cort206

    Basically dissapointing. I had promised these to friends tonight (it’s NYE) and now I don’t think I will be… Maybe use regular champagne? Or even cake that isn’t so intense-tasting. Either way these are too much strawberry and not enough yummy. Oh well, there’s always NYE 2012…

  • Al

    Made them. Love them. Making them again for a party.

  • Lanna

    Use blush wine n blend real strawberries…… R amazing

  • Lizzy Mae1015

    I used cherry cake mix & I found a strawberry sparkling wine (NOT arbor mist, lol) and it is lovely. The wine really comes through.

  • bdidds

    Make a plain cake batter blend with real strawberries and use white or pink champagne as an alternative, absoulutely wonderful and yummy 🙂

  • Dawn

    These were excellent!  I used a pink champange instead of sparkling wine…made them very light and fluffy!  I also didn’t have the ingredients for the frosting so just took some whipped buttercream frosting and blended 1/4 cup of pink champagne.  If I had some pink sprinkles I might have mixed in too. 

  • Siegs02

    This recipe can’t be right. . . 4 cups of powdered sugar and 1 stick of butter??  It’s nothing like frosting texture.  It’s just dust!  There’s no way that ratio can be right.

  • Sawyer619

    Did you add in the liquid it called for? I didn’t have a problem with it, not “dust” at all!

  • Loves2Teach

    I made these for my friend’s 30th birthday and they were a big hit! I followed the recipe to a T and used a cheap $8 bottle of Barefoot Moscato Spumante champagne. I chose a champagne a little bit drier than a rose because I didn’t want them to taste too sweet (as silly as that may sounds since they’re cupcakes). Personally, I think the combination was just right, but if you’re thinking the sweeter, the better, then go for it with a rose sparkling wine. Also, I’m not a big fan of frosting in general, but I loved this frosting! The champagne made it a bit lighter/fluffier, and you could actually taste the flavor of the champagne coming through a bit. Good stuff!