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Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

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I have made these countless of times: showers, birthdays, graduations, you name it. These cupcakes are an elegant, springtime treat with a touch of strawberry that is not overpowering, and the champagne frosting is super yummy. Enjoy!

My sister's graduation

My sister’s graduation

  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Champagne (I have used rose and brut)
  • 2 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

    For a friend's bridal shower

    For a friend’s bridal shower

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 1/2 tps vanilla extract


Cream the sugar and butter until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, on a slow speed, until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. In an additional bowl, combine the puree, extracts and champagne. Starting with a third of the dry mixture, add it to the butter mixture. Then half of the wet mixture, adding again dry and wet mixtures, ending with the dry mixture. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full, and bake for about 18-20 min.

Frosting: Be Careful! It can be finicky. If there is too much champagne and not enough powered sugar it will have a weird consistency, and it will get soupy when trying to ice. Cream the butter for a couple of minutes on high speed. Lower the speed and add the powered sugar, one cup at a time. End with the mixing the extract and champagne until well combined.

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