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Champagne Cupcakes

These Champagne Cupcakes are so decadent and delicious that you are going to want to make them for every special occasion. Perfect for Valentine’s Day and other joyous celebrations they are the perfect boozy cupcake. 

When you want something that is extra special to celebrate these champagne cupcakes should be top of the list. Soft and moist fluffy champagne cupcakes topped with a creamy frosting they are divine. The champagne reduction infuses these beautiful cupcakes making them feel and taste extra special. 

Sometimes you just want a great cupcake that is perfect to celebrate an occasion and these bubbly champagne cupcakes are the ones to choose every time.

Enjoy them as a special treat on Valentine’s day, birthday parties, New Year’s party and even bridal showers and anniversaries.

There isn’t an occasion where this champagne cupcake recipe isn’t going to hit the spot. 

We love to share recipes with you and if you enjoy champagne then you are going to love these Strawberry Champagne Marshmallows. They are so delicious and the perfect sweet treat. 

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💜 Why You’ll Love These Unique Cupcakes

  • Easy to make - They look incredible but they are simple to prepare and put together. 
  • Delicious - They are the perfect celebration cupcake to enjoy on any special occasion. 
  • Special - You only pop the champagne on those special moments and these cupcakes are the ideal way to enjoy that bubbly goodness. 

🧁 Ingredients Needed

Cupcake Ingredients

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter- if you use salted butter, omit the above salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Champagne reduction 
  • Milk

Champagne Buttercream

  • Unsalted butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Champagne reduction

Reduction

  • Champagne
Ingredients needed to make champagne cupcakes.

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How To Make The Champagne Cupcakes

  1. Gather all of your ingredients together and then start the process by making the champagne reduction. You do this by heating up the champagne in a medium pan over a medium heat. You ideally want to get the champagne to reduce to ¾ cup in quantity. If it hasn’t been reduced enough you can pour it back in the pan to continue until you get the right amount you need. Avoid letting the champagne boil. Once you have reduced the champagne you can let it cool in the refrigerator. 
  2. Next up you will want to preheat your oven to 350°F/176°C. Get your chosen cupcake pan and line it with cupcake liners. 
  3. Get yourself a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside while you carry on with the other ingredients.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, butter, and oil. If you want, you can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this. It will take around three minutes. You want it to be light in color and fluffy in texture. 
  5. Add in vanilla and eggs. With the eggs add them one at a time, mixing until they are mostly combined.  
  6. Now it is time to add the cooled champagne reduction and milk. Continue to stir until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the batter starts to look a little curdled. This is normal.
  7. Get your dry ingredients and stir them into the mixture, making sure they are fully combined into the mix. However, avoid overmixing as this will knock out the air and create dense cupcakes. 
  8. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full, and put them into your preheated oven to bake for 14-16 minutes. Use a toothpick to check they are done by inserting one into the center. If it comes out clean or with loose crumbs, then they are ready.  Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and cool them on a wire rack. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  9. Now it is time to make that delicious frosting. Using your mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, this should take around 1-2 minutes. Then, slowly add in the powdered sugar. Continue to mix until the ingredients have fully combined.
  10. Add in the salt and champagne reduction and give the ingredients a good stir. 
  11. Once ready, add your buttercream frosting to a piping bag fitted with your preferred piping tip. You can then pipe the frosting onto the cupcake using a circular motion. Finish up with some sprinkles if you are using them. 
  12. Enjoy your champagne cupcakes. 
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Recipe Variations

Want to make cupcakes in a jar? Slice the cupcakes in half horizontally. Drop one half in the bottom of the jar, do a swirl of frosting, then place in the second half, do another swirl of icing and top with sprinkles. 

Fancy pink champagne cupcakes? You can absolutely do this. You can create a pink champagne reduction and fluffy pink champagn cupcakes in exactly the same way. So tasty. 

Decorate your cupcakes. You can decorate these cupcakes with gold sprinkles or leave them as they are with just the frosting. You could also have fun with different edible glitter and candies. The perfect special occasion cupcake. 

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Tips & Tricks 

  • Avoid letting the champagne boil as this will spoil the taste. Keep the heat at a medium level and keep an eye on it. 
  • Don’t overmix the batter when adding the dry ingredients. Doing so will create dense and heavy cupcakes which we don’t want. 
  • These cupcakes are best served at room temperature. They taste even better after a 2-3 days. 
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Storage

It is best to store these champagne cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They taste amazing after a day or so as the champagne reduction has had time to infuse even further.

However, they will last up to five days in the refrigerator when stored correctly. 

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FAQ

What kind of champagne should be used for this recipe? 

You can choose your fvaorite champagne for this recipe. It doesn’t need to be expensive champagne, you just want to be able to infuse the cupcakes with that delicious champagn flavor. If you can’t get any champagne you could use sparkling wine. 

How do you get light and fluffy cupcakes? 

The trick is to ensure you don’t over mix your cake batter. Just mix to ensure all the ingredients are combined and that is enough. Trust the process. 

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Other Champagne recipes

  • Champagne Popcorn Balls - Delight your family and friends with these sweet and tasty Champagne Popcorn Balls! A unique twist on a classic snack, each ball is made with real popcorn kernels, buttery goodness, and a splash of bubbly for an added kick.
  • Sugar Champagne Grapes - Say goodbye to boring New Year’s Eve cocktails and hello to tasty and unique Sugar Champagne Grapes! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these little treats that will be sure to wow your guests. These champagne-infused grapes are the perfect way to add a festive note of sparkle to any celebration.
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Champagne Cupcakes

These fun Champagne Cupcakes are great for any occasion, think Valentine's Day, anniversaries, parties, and more celebrations.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Champagne Cupcakes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Mason Jar Recipe

Ingredients

Reduction

  • 1 ½ cups 360ml champagne

Cupcakes

  • cups all purpose flour (163 grams)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder (7 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (2 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature (84 grams)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vegetable oil (7.5 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (2.5 ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup champagne reduction (above) (120 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (30 ml)

Champagne Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (227 grams)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (460 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons champagne reduction above

Instructions

  • Gather all of your ingredients together and then start the process by making the champagne reduction. You do this by heating up the champagne in a medium pan over a medium heat. You ideally want to get the champagne to reduce to ¾ cup in quantity. If it hasn’t been reduced enough you can pour it back in the pan to continue until you get the right amount you need. Avoid letting the champagne boil. Once you have reduced the champagne you can let it cool in the refrigerator.
  • Next up you will want to preheat your oven to 350°F/176°C. Get your chosen cupcake pan and line it with cupcake liners.
  • Get yourself a medium mixing bowl and whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside while you carry on with the other ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, butter, and oil. If you want, you can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this. It will take around three minutes. You want it to be light in color and fluffy in texture.
  • Add in vanilla and eggs. With the eggs add them one at a time, mixing until they are mostly combined.
  • Now it is time to add the cooled champagne reduction and milk. Continue to stir until fully incorporated. Don’t worry if the batter starts to look a little curdled. This is normal.
  • Get your dry ingredients and stir them into the mixture, making sure they are fully combined into the mix. However, avoid overmixing as this will knock out the air and create dense cupcakes.
  • Fill cupcake liners ¾ full, and put them into your preheated oven to bake for 14-16 minutes. Use a toothpick to check they are done by inserting one into the center. If it comes out clean or with loose crumbs, then they are ready.  Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and cool them on a wire rack. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • Now it is time to make that delicious frosting. Using your mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy, this should take around 1-2 minutes. Then, slowly add in the powdered sugar. Continue to mix until the ingredients have fully combined.
  • Add in the salt and champagne reduction and give the ingredients a good stir.
  • Once ready, add your buttercream frosting to a piping bag fitted with your preferred piping tip. You can then pipe the frosting onto the cupcake using a circular motion. Finish up with some sprinkles if you are using them.
  • Enjoy your champagne cupcakes.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Mason Jar Recipe” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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