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I decided to make Easy Champagne Cupcakes to celebrate my "niece" Marissa's upcoming wedding on May 4. I'm friends with most of Marissa's family and consider them family to me. Marissa's Aunt is my daughters "Aunt", and her sister is my daughters Godmother.
I got the idea once I saw these sprinkles from #BrunchWeek sponsor Sweets & Treats.
The blue sprinkles are a close match to the bridesmaids dresses, and the white ones are a mix called wedding bells.
How do you make Easy Champagne Cupcakes with a box mix?
Prepare the mix according to package directions replacing the oil with melted butter, if desired, adding one additional egg, and replacing the water with a dry champagne like a Brut, if using a vanilla mix, or pink champagne if using strawberry.
Mix and bake according to the package directions. Let them cool completely before icing.
How do you make Champagne Cream Cheese Icing?
Bring 8 ounces of cream cheese and a stick of butter to room temperature. Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, add 3 tablespoons champagne and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth, then slowly add 3 ½ -4 cups of sifted powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
The icing at this point may be runny. I suggest refrigerating it for a few hours to let it solidify before icing the cupcakes. If the icing ends up too hard to use, leave it sit out for a little bit.
Cream cheese icing does need to be kept refrigerated. Bring the Easy Champagne Cupcakes out of the fridge one hour before serving to come to room temperature.
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Easy Champagne Cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
- 15.25 ounces French Vanilla boxed cake mix
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup champagne
- ½ cup melted butter (or canola oil)
For the icing
- 3 ½-4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
- ½ cup butter , at room temperature (1 stick)
- 3 tablespoons champagne
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the cupcakes
- Prepare the mix according to package directions substituting the water with champagne and the oil with butter. Mix and bake according to the package directions, filling each cupcake liner ¾ full. Let the cupcakes cool completely before icing.
For the champagne cream cheese icing
- Using a stand mixer or electric mixer, add the champagne and vanilla to the cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth, then slowly add 3 ½ -4 cups of sifted powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
- Refrigerating for two hours before icing the cupcakes is recommended. If the icing ends up too hard to use, leave it sit out for a little bit.
- After icing the cupcakes, refrigerate until 1 hour before serving.
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