Impress Your Guests with Luxurious Champagne Cupcakes

Welcome to my kitchen, where today we are going to prepare some delicious and decadent champagne cupcakes! This recipe is perfect for those who love a little bit of luxury in their treats. The combination of fluffy cake with a light, bubbly champagne frosting is sure to make your taste buds dance with excitement.

Now you might be thinking, “I don’t know if I want to use champagne in a cupcake recipe.” But let me tell you, using champagne as an ingredient is the ultimate way to elevate any dessert. It adds an effervescence and brightness that is unmatched by any other flavor.

These pink champagne cupcakes are also a great way to celebrate any special occasion – birthdays, weddings, or even just a Friday night spent with good friends. You can even make them kid-friendly by simply substituting the champagne with sparkling apple cider.

So get ready to pop open that bottle of bubbly and dive into this luxurious treat. Follow along as I guide you through one of the most delightfully indulgent recipes you’ll ever try – the beautiful pink champagne cupcakes!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Cupcakes
Champagne Cupcakes

Looking for a way to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your dessert table? Look no further than these irresistible champagne cupcakes. Bursting with the sparkling effervescence of pink champagne, these light and airy cupcakes are a treat for both the senses and the soul.

What sets this recipe apart from other cupcake recipes is its delightful combination of moist, fluffy cake and indulgent buttercream frosting. The use of white cake mix makes these cupcakes easy to prepare, while the addition of pink champagne elevates them to a whole new level of indulgence.

With each bite, you’ll savor the crisp, refreshing flavor of pink champagne, perfectly balanced by the subtle sweetness of vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Whether you’re indulging in these cupcakes on their own or serving them as a dessert at your next dinner party, you’ll love how they offer just the right balance of sophistication and homemade comfort.

What’s more, these champagne cupcakes are incredibly versatile. You can dress them up with edible glitter or fresh fruit garnishes for special occasions or serve them with a dollop of whipped cream for a casual afternoon snack. They also pair beautifully with other dessert wines, such as rose champagne or sparkling wine.

So why not give this champagne cupcakes recipe a try? Whether you’re celebrating a milestone event or simply want to treat yourself to something sweet and delicious, they’re sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and tantalize your taste buds like never before.

Ingredient List

 Cheers to these boozy cupcakes topped with champagne frosting!
Cheers to these boozy cupcakes topped with champagne frosting!

Let’s get started with the Ingredient List for our Pink Champagne Cupcakes recipe!
List of ingredients:

  • 2 cups pink champagne
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pink food coloring (optional)

For the Buttercream Frosting, you will need:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pink champagne (or more!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink food coloring (optional)

In case you prefer making Pink Champagne Cake from scratch, here is a list of ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup pink champagne

Please make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before you start.

The Recipe How-To

 Bubbly in my glass and in my dessert - these Champagne cupcakes are a party in a wrapper.
Bubbly in my glass and in my dessert – these Champagne cupcakes are a party in a wrapper.

Now, let’s move on to the most awaited part – the recipe itself. These champagne cupcakes are perfect for special occasions or just for a fun and festive weekend baking. Here’s how you can make them in no time.


For the cupcakes:
– 1 box of white cake mix
– 1 cup of pink champagne (or regular champagne)
– 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
– 3 egg whites
– 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For the pink champagne buttercream frosting:
– 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
– 4 cups of powdered sugar
– 1/4 cup of pink champagne (or regular champagne)

Step 1: Preheat and prepare.

Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup muffin pan with selected cupcake liners.

Step 2: Mix together.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the cake mix, pink champagne, vegetable oil, egg whites, and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Fill up the liners.

Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, fill each liner with batter about 3/4 full.

Step 4: Bake and cool.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center of a cupcake and comes out clean. Once done, allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.

Step 5: Make the pink champagne buttercream frosting.

Using an electric mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened butter until it becomes light and fluffy for around 2-3 minutes. Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time while constantly mixing until thoroughly combined. Gradually pour in the pink champagne while stirring until you reach your desired consistency. You may add more powdered sugar or pink champagne as necessary.

Step 6: Frost the cupcakes.

Once the cupcakes are fully cooled, spread or pipe the frosting on top of each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for perfect results

  1. Make sure to use a high-quality, best champagne or sparkling wine that you and your guests would love to drink.
  2. Use room temperature ingredients, especially butter softened to ensure it can be creamed thoroughly.
  3. If you don’t have champagne nearby, you can definitely replace it with other types of alcohol such as rose champagne, French 75 or even strawberry champagne infusion.
  4. You can also make this recipe vegan by replacing the eggs and butter with plant-based alternatives.
  5. If you’re planning to make a bigger batch, make sure you follow the instructions correctly and are patient while baking.

With these easy-to-follow instructions, making these champagne cupcakes can be a breeze even for beginner bakers. Prepare them for your next New Year’s Eve party, bachelorette

Substitutions and Variations

 Cracking open a bottle of bubbly never tasted so good.
Cracking open a bottle of bubbly never tasted so good.

Looking to switch things up in your baking game? Here are some substitutions and variations for this champagne cupcakes recipe:

– Pink Champagne: While pink champagne adds a fun twist to these cupcakes, you can use any type of sparkling wine for this recipe. You could even use a different flavor of sparkling wine, like rose champagne, for a new take on these cupcakes.

– Cake Mix: If you’re short on time or just want to simplify the recipe, you can use a white cake mix instead of making the batter from scratch. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the cake mix box and add the champagne and other ingredients as directed.

– Butter: You can use salted butter or unsalted butter interchangeably in this recipe, depending on your preference. Just keep in mind that if you use salted butter, you may want to adjust the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.

– Flour: All-purpose flour works best for this recipe, but you could also use cake flour if you have it on hand. Keep in mind that using cake flour will give the cupcakes a lighter texture.

– Sugar: You can experiment with different types of sugar, like brown sugar or coconut sugar, instead of regular granulated sugar for added flavor nuances.

– Vegan: To make these cupcakes vegan-friendly, substitute vegetable oil for butter and replace egg whites with flax or chia seeds soaked in water.

With these easy substitutions and variations, you can customize this champagne cupcakes recipe to suit your tastes and preferences. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients!

Serving and Pairing

 Add a touch of bubbly to your dessert table with these Champagne cupcakes.
Add a touch of bubbly to your dessert table with these Champagne cupcakes.

Serving the Champagne Cupcakes is as much fun as making them. These cupcakes are perfect for celebrations, so bring out your gorgeous cake stand and get ready to impress your guests. The elegant and mildly sweet taste of the cupcakes pairs beautifully with dry sparkling wine such as Blanc de Blancs or Brut. It makes for an effortless pairing, a match made in heaven.

If you want to go for something other than wine, then there are several options you can try. Throw a tea party with these cupcakes, pair them with strong dark teas like Earl Grey or Assam, and you’re good to go.

Another interesting combination is with fruity cocktails like French 75 or Strawberry Champagne. French 75 is a classic cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Champagne. It’s an excellent cocktail for festive occasions, and the lemon flavor will complement the sweet undertones of the cupcakes perfectly.

You can also try infused cupcakes by filling them with a generous dollop of fresh berries, chocolate chips or frosting for added texture and flavor. If you’re not into alcohol, then you can make Pink Cupcakes with pink food coloring instead of using champagne in the Pink Champagne Buttercream.

So whether it’s a New Year’s Eve party or any celebration worth having Champagne Cupcakes on the table at your gathering!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Trust me, Champagne makes everything better - even cupcakes.
Trust me, Champagne makes everything better – even cupcakes.

When it comes to make-ahead and storing these delightful champagne cupcakes, it’s always best to store them at room temperature in an airtight container. These cupcakes will remain fresh for up to three days, as long as they are stored properly.

If you’ve made the cupcakes ahead of time and want to keep them longer, you can also freeze them for up to three months. The best way to do this is to wrap each cupcake individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a sealed container or Ziploc bag.

When you’re ready to reheat and serve your cupcakes, allow them to thaw at room temperature. You can also reheat your cupcakes by placing them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or in a preheated oven at 350°F for 3-5 minutes.

If you’re planning to make the champagne buttercream frosting ahead of time, it’s best to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can easily bring it back to room temperature and give it a quick whisk before spreading it over your cupcakes.

Remember that these cupcakes are delicate, so handle them with care when reheating and serving. And don’t forget to pair your cupcakes with a glass of your favorite sparkling champagne or wine for the ultimate indulgence!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration - especially when it involves popping a cork!
These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration – especially when it involves popping a cork!

To ensure the perfect champagne cupcakes every time, there are a few tips that you can follow. Firstly, it is essential to have all your ingredients at room temperature. This means that the butter should be soft, and the eggs should not be cold from the fridge. Room temperature ingredients mix together more easily and give you a smoother batter.

Another tip is to sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Sifting helps to remove any lumps and break up clumps that may have formed during storage. It also helps to aerate the dry ingredients, which will give your cupcakes a lighter texture.

When adding the champagne to your cupcake batter, make sure to do it slowly while mixing lowly. Overmixing can lead to tough cupcakes or too much air beaten in before baking.

To avoid drying out your cupcakes, take them out of the oven as soon as they are cooked through. Overbaking will cause dry crumbly cakes instead of light and fluffy ones.

As for frosting, we suggest making champagne buttercream frosting with 1 1/2 cups salted butter (room temperature), 4-5 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup pink champagne, and one teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until creamy.

Finally, decorate your champagne cupcakes with edible sparkles or frosting swirls and enjoy!


As we come to the end of this champagne cupcakes recipe article, there may be some questions you have about the ingredients, substitutions, or variations. Fear not, as I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you through any obstacles you may face while making this delectable dessert. So let’s dive right in!

What kind of champagne to use in baking?

When it comes to baking with bubbly, champagne isn’t the only option to consider. While cheap sparkling wines like cava and prosecco work great, it’s important to remember that the cupcake batter is already sweet, so a dry sparkling wine, known as “brut,” would complement it nicely.

Can kids eat pink champagne cupcakes?

Rest assured, these cupcakes are absolutely kid-friendly. Through the baking process, the alcohol content is effectively eliminated from the cupcakes. In addition, when the champagne is reduced on the stove for the buttercream frosting, any traces of alcohol are evaporated away.

Does champagne cake have alcohol?

If you’re wondering whether a pink champagne cake contains alcohol, the answer is affirmative. When baking smaller 6″ or 8″ layers, the cake can retain up to 10% of the alcohol content. On the other hand, when baking larger 10″ cakes or above, the alcohol can bake out.

Can kids eat pink champagne cake?

Indulge in the decadent combination of fluffy champagne cupcakes adorned with a thick, velvety buttercream that boasts a subtle hint of champagne. Enjoy the scrumptious treat for any celebration or even as a dessert for kids to relish. Rest assured, it is entirely safe to savor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these champagne cupcakes are the perfect way to add some sparkle to any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday, or just want to indulge in something sweet and luxurious, these cupcakes are sure to impress. With their delicate pink hue and light, fluffy texture, they’re simply irresistible.

What’s more, this recipe is incredibly versatile. You can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences by using different types of champagne or adding other ingredients like strawberries or raspberries. And it’s also easy to make substitutions for those who prefer a vegan or gluten-free diet.

Overall, I highly recommend trying out this champagne cupcakes recipe. Not only are they delicious and easy to make, but they also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any gathering. So grab a bottle of your favorite champagne and let’s get baking!

Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

From the book Crazy About Cupcakes
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 208.6 kcal


  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 6 egg whites


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • In a separate medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternatively with champagne.
  • In a large clean bowl beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the whites into the batter until blended, then fold in the remaining egg whites until well blended.
  • Fill the cupcake liners three-quarters full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 49gCalories: 208.6kcalCarbohydrates: 31.8gProtein: 3.2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 18.1mgSodium: 257.3mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 16.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, For Large Groups
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