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Easy Champagne Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

These sweet, Easy Champagne Cupcakes are made with boxed French vanilla cake mix, champagne, and topped with  champagne cream cheese icing.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: champagne cupcakes,, champange cream cheese icing
Servings: 18
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Bernadette
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
  • 15.25 ounces French Vanilla boxed cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (or canola oil)
For the icing
  • 3 1/2-4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 3 tablespoons champagne
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
For the cupcakes
  1. 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 3/4 full. Let the cupcakes cool completely before icing. 

For the champagne cream cheese icing
  1. 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 1/2 -4 cups of sifted powdered sugar and mix until smooth.

  2. 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.

  3. After icing the cupcakes, refrigerate until 1 hour before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Champagne Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 525IU11%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.