Irresistible Pear Champagne Cupcakes for a Luxurious Dessert

Imagine biting into a moist, fluffy cupcake that’s infused with the delicate flavor of bubbly pear champagne. Sounds yummy, right? Well, put on your baking hat and get ready to wow your taste buds with this delightful Pear Champagne Cupcakes recipe!

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with loved ones, hosting a fancy dinner, or simply craving some champagne-infused cupcakes, these pear champagne cupcakes are the perfect treat. Prepared with fresh pears, pink champagne, and simple pantry staples like butter and sugar, this recipe is easy to follow and yields perfect results every time.

Each bite is an explosion of flavors- juicy pears pair perfectly with the subtle sweetness of pink champagne. The batter is infused with vanilla for extra aroma and depth while the frosting is decadently rich and creamy. These cupcakes may just become your go-to dessert!

So grab your apron and let’s get baking – these Pear Champagne Cupcakes are sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pear Champagne Cupcakes
Pear Champagne Cupcakes

Are you looking for a unique dessert to impress your guests at your next gathering? Look no further than these decadent Pear Champagne Cupcakes. These cupcakes not only taste incredible, but they also add an extra sparkle to any celebration.

First off, the flavor of these cupcakes is outstanding. The pear flavor infuses perfectly with the bubbly champagne and adds a spiced note that will awaken your senses. Plus, the light and airy texture of the cake compliments the effervescence of the champagne beautifully. And let’s not forget about the delicious buttercream frosting that is infused with even more bubbling pink champagne or French 75 cocktail.

But these cupcakes offer more than just a tasty dessert. They also bring an elegant touch to any occasion – whether it be a New Year’s Eve party, birthday celebration or wedding event. The delicate pink hue makes them the perfect centerpiece for any festive table, and the presentation will leave your guests in awe.

Another great thing about this recipe is how adaptable it is. If you’re not a fan of pears, you can easily substitute them with apples, apricots or other fruits for variety without losing its essence. Additionally, swapping out pink champagne for different types of fizz will produce equally luxurious results.

So why settle for store-bought desserts when you can create something extraordinary from scratch? These Pear Champagne Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and will leave everyone impressed with your baking skills. Plus, nothing beats biting into a freshly baked cupcake that is homemade with love!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to pop the bubbly with these delightful Pear Champagne Cupcakes!
Get ready to pop the bubbly with these delightful Pear Champagne Cupcakes!

Here is a list of ingredients for these delicious Pear Champagne Cupcakes.

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (345g)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300g)
  • 3 firm-ish ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (226g)
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups pear champagne or bubbly pear sparkling wine
  • Spiced Pear Champagne Buttercream (recipe below)

For the Spiced Pear Champagne Buttercream:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups (2.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons pear champagne or pink champagne (or any flavor you like!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pink food coloring for pink champagne buttercream (optional)

For the French 75 Infused Cupcakes:

  • Use your favorite cake mix recipe or vanilla cupcakes.
  • French 75 infused simple syrup made with sparkling wine can be brushed on the cupcakes before frosting.

The Recipe How-To

 A glass of champagne and a scrumptious cupcake – a match made in heaven!
A glass of champagne and a scrumptious cupcake – a match made in heaven!

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Line Muffin Tin

Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar

In another mixing bowl, cream 1 cup of unsalted butter with the help of an electric mixer. Gradually add in 2 cups of sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add Eggs and Vanilla

Add in three eggs, one at a time, with continuous mixing until well combined. Then add in one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 5: Alternate Mixing Dry and Wet Ingredients

Alternate between adding the dry ingredients mixture and the bubbly pear champagne into the mixing bowl, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix only until combined after each addition.

Step 6: Chop Pears and Add to Batter

Peel and finely chop three firm-ish ripe pears. Fold them into the cupcake batter until evenly distributed.

Step 7: Fill Cupcake Liners and Bake

Fill each of the cupcake liners with 3/4 full of the batter. Bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Make Champagne Frosting

While waiting for your cupcakes to bake, make your frosting. Beat together one cup (2 sticks) of softened butter and one teaspoon of vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in four cups powdered sugar until smooth. Slowly pour in a quarter cup of pink champagne or French 75 cocktail while beating continuously. Add champagne by the tablespoon until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Step 9: Frost and Serve

Once the cupcakes are cooled completely, frost them with your champagne buttercream frosting using a piping bag or spatula. Optionally, decorate with additional chopped pears on top to make it more delightful. These pear champagne cupcakes would be perfect for New Year’s Eve or as a treat for any special occasion. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, whether it's a birthday, wedding or just a Friday night.
These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, whether it’s a birthday, wedding or just a Friday night.

If you want to add some extra flavor to your cupcake recipe, you can make some substitutions or variations with the ingredients list. Here are some modifications that can give your cupcakes a tasty twist:

– Champagne Cupcakes: You can substitute pink champagne for the bubbly pear champagne if you’d like a sweeter taste. Or, use a different type of sparkling wine like prosecco or cava for a unique flavor.

– Spiced Pear Cupcakes: For those who aren’t fond of nutmeg or cinnamon, you can substitute it with pumpkin spice. This will give the cupcakes an earthier flavor and will provide a warm feeling in every bite.

– Frosting: While this recipe calls for champagne frosting, you can also use buttercream frosting for a smoother texture. If you’re feeling adventurous, try making a French 75 infused buttercream by mixing lemon juice, gin, and powdered sugar to Champagne.

– Vanilla Cupcakes: If pears aren’t your fruit of choice, you can substitute them with other seasonal fruits like apples or figs for additional flavor combinations.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients and discover new flavors with every bite. The options are endless when it comes to cupcakes!

Serving and Pairing

 The pear puree gives these cupcakes a subtle fruitiness that balances out the champagne-infused frosting.
The pear puree gives these cupcakes a subtle fruitiness that balances out the champagne-infused frosting.

These Pear Champagne Cupcakes are an excellent complement to a celebratory toast, served up at a sparkling New Year’s Eve party. Their light and airy texture pairs beautifully with the crisp taste of champagne.

These cupcakes are best served at room temperature, ensuring the flavors are fully realized. For added flair, consider topping them with a sprinkling of sparkly gold or silver sugar, evocative of the bubbles in your accompanying champagne.

As for pairing suggestions, few combinations are as perfect as a fine pink champagne accompanied by Pear Champagne Cupcakes. The fruity and floral notes of your pink champagne meld seamlessly with the juicy pear flavoring of these cupcakes.

If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option at your celebration, you can pair these cupcakes with some spiced apple cider to create a delightful contrast between the warm spices in the cider and the refreshing effervescence of bubbly pear cupcakes.

Overall, these cupcakes will make a beautiful addition to any dessert table, and they’ve got you covered whether you decide to bring out a bottle of bubbly or not!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't forget to finish your cupcakes with a frosty swirl of champagne buttercream!
Don’t forget to finish your cupcakes with a frosty swirl of champagne buttercream!

These pear champagne cupcakes can be made ahead of time, which is perfect for when you are planning on hosting a party or a special occasion. After baking and frosting, the cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. However, if you want to keep them fresh for a longer period of time, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

When you’re ready to serve them, just take the cupcakes out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow them to come back to room temperature. This will ensure that they taste just as delicious as they did right after baking.

If you have any leftover cupcakes, they can also be frozen. Wrap each cupcake tightly in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or resealable bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat them, simply let them defrost at room temperature for a few hours before serving.

Reheating these cupcakes is not recommended since the frosting may melt and the cake may turn rubbery if reheated for too long. If you do need to reheat them, only do so for a few seconds in the microwave or a low oven setting.

Remember though, these pear champagne cupcakes are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a glass of bubbly pear champagne on New Year’s Eve or special occasions!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Each bite is bursting with a delicate champagne flavor that will make you feel fancy.
Each bite is bursting with a delicate champagne flavor that will make you feel fancy.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve perfect results with this pear champagne cupcakes recipe.

Firstly, make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F (or 175°C) and line your muffin tin with cupcake liners before mixing your batter. This will save you time and ensure that your cupcakes cook evenly.

Use room-temperature ingredients whenever possible. This is particularly important for the butter as it can affect the texture of the cupcakes. Softened butter will mix better with other ingredients, creating a smoother and more consistent batter.

When measuring flour, use the “scoop and level” method. This means gently scooping flour into a measuring cup with a spoon or another utensil and then leveling off the top with a knife. Don’t pack the flour into the cup or shake it down as this can lead to more flour than needed, resulting in dense or dry cupcakes.

For a delicious and visually appealing touch, you can sprinkle some spiced sugar on top of the cupcakes before baking them. Simply mix together equal parts of sugar and spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg, then sprinkle before baking.

If you’re making champagne frosting or buttercream, be sure to keep an eye on the consistency as you mix in the champagne. Too much liquid can make the frosting too thin, while too little can make it too thick. Adding a tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency is recommended.

Finally, let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting them. Warm cupcakes may cause the frosting to melt or slide off.

With these tips, you’ll be able to impress everyone with these bubbly pear champagne cupcakes that are perfect for any celebration or dessert table!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you want to impress your guests and celebrate a special occasion with a unique dessert, these pear champagne cupcakes are a perfect choice. The combination of spiced pears and bubbly champagne creates an explosion of flavors in every bite, while the champagne frosting adds a luxurious touch to the cupcakes. These cupcakes are easy to make, but they look and taste like they were made by a professional baker.

Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion, these cupcakes will be the star of the party. You can pair them with a glass of pink champagne or a French 75 cocktail for a complete culinary experience. Don’t settle for plain vanilla cupcakes when you can have these decadent and festive pear champagne cupcakes.

So what are you waiting for? Get the ingredients, preheat the oven, and start baking! Your friends and family will be amazed by your baking skills, and you’ll feel proud of yourself for making such a delicious dessert. Trust me, once you try these cupcakes, you won’t settle for any other dessert recipe again.

Pear Champagne Cupcakes

Pear Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

A wonderful sweet treat for any meal!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 20 cupcakes
Calories 327.9 kcal


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 firm-ish but ripe pears, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 cup champagne (your choice, cupcakes will taste similar to you particular choice)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In mixer (or just large bowl), cream butter and sugar until well mixed and airy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is full incorporated before adding next.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture making sure it is fully incorporated.
  • Stir in vanilla and champagne.
  • Stir in pears.
  • Scoop an even amount of dough into each cup.
  • Bake for about 16 minutes. I started checking around 12 just to be safe.
  • You want them to be golden in color.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and cool in tins for 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
  • When cupcakes are completely cooled, top with frosting.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 128gCalories: 327.9kcalCarbohydrates: 48.5gProtein: 3.7gFat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 65.4mgSodium: 244.2mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 29.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, For Large Groups, Low Protein
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