Thursday, April 12, 2012

{Recipe} Champagne Cupcakes

I saw these on Pinterest - shocking I know! 
BUT the for real shocker is that they are from Betty Crocker! 
I can honestly say I had no idea all the wonderful recipes and concoctions I found existed on BETTY CROCKER! Some of them are SO innovative!! 

Last night I had a hankering for some cupcakes! 
We didn't have many eggs and ZERO oil AND I wanted something fun and NOT boring. 

(should be PINK but this girl doesn't have food coloring)

Champagne Cupcakes
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix (I used Vanilla cake)
1 1/4
cups champagne
cup vegetable oil
egg whites

Buttercream Frosting
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups powdered sugar
cup milk
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix dry cake mix and champagne. Add oil and egg whites. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with garnishes. Store loosely covered.

OK NOW I followed the frosting directions. It was THICK! 
so I decided I needed to add some milk...this was my frosting outcome:

When you are finished laughing, NOTE that this frosting was administered VIA A PIPING BAG! 
No, no, I'm not joking.
Seriously - SADDEST attempt EVER. 

I went back and added some more powdered sugar to thicken up the frosting.
VIOLA! Sheer perfection y'all!!! 

AHHHH! Much better! 
I LOVED these! The champagne gave the cake a fresh/crisp flavor.
These would seriously be perfect to take to the beach.

Because I had so many, I took pretty much ALL of them to work today.  
I plan on making a pretty good amount for Saturday night, with some variety so we'll have leftovers this weekend. 

SO what did I learn from this?? Use frosting from the tub - it is PERFECT for decorating...
Seriously people, they perfected cake in a box and frosting in a jar. Take ADVANTAGE.
Just sayin!

Happy almost Friday!!


J and A said...

They look so yummy! Good try on the icing! :) ha ha Champagne is my friend. :)

Café Moka said...

Ahhh looks so good!!!!

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

I want to make those now! How easy!

Marci @ a smile a day said...

These look amazing & they are so pretty!! Def want to make :)

Unknown said...

Those look super yummy. I think I might go make some of these :)

Nicole said...

I can't stand store bought icing after making my own :). If it is thick, you just add a tablespoon of water or milk to thin it out at a time until you get the consistency you like :)