Pink Champagne Cupcakes

22 May

These are the girliest cupcakes I’ve ever made – they’re so delicious and cute to boot! I co-hosted a desserts bridal shower recently and as you can imagine, went overboard with the baking. I tried to stick with green, pink, and a little yellow – the wedding colors – and these cupcakes were perfect for the pink component. Since I planned to go on a baking spree, I wanted these cupcakes to be great but not too complicated. Hence, they’re not totally homemade, but who can even tell? They still look gourmet!

The lovely Emily Curran took some photos that really highlighted these beauties:

Hope you’ll try these easy and yummy cupcakes for your next girly event! (The recipe for those lemon cookies will come next!) 🙂

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Ingredients:
For the cupcakes:
1 box white cake mix
3 egg whites
1 1/4 cup pink champagne
1/3 cup oil
3 or 4 drops red food coloring

For the frosting:
3/4 cup champagne
1 stick butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp strawberry puree
1/2 tsp vanilla

Yield: 18-20 cupcakes

Directions:
For the cupcakes, mix the ingredients together and bake according to the directions on the box. Let them cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting, beat the butter and sugar together on high with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the champagne, strawberry puree, and vanilla and mix until combined. If frosting is too runny, add additional powdered sugar until you reach the desired texture. Or if too stiff, add more champagne. Frost the cooled cupcakes and garnish as you like!

Source: Betty Crocker for the cupcakes & She Knows for the frosting

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