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Champagne Cupcakes

You don't need a special occasion to enjoy these cupcakes! Made with Champagne (or Spumante), these light and fluffy cupcakes are simply delicious and easy to make!

Ingredients

  •  1 box of white cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box, ***replace the water with Champagne or Spumante***
  •  2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  •  2-3 tbsp champagne or spumante
  •  4-5 cups powdered sugar
  •  sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven according to the directions of the package.
  2. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  3. Prepare and bake the cake mix according to the directions on the package, however substitute the water for Champagne or Spumante. Divide the batter evenly among the muffins cups - but only fill them ~1/2 full. They will puff up a lot!
  4. Bake according to the suggested time.
  5. Remove the cupcakes and place them on a cooling rack to cool.
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  7. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add in the Champagne or Spumante, starting with less and adding more for stronger flavor if desired.
  9. Begin to add the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, mixing by hand first, then with the electric mixer. Continue adding powdered sugar to taste.
  10. Place the frosting in a large piping bag and pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes.
  11. Top with sprinkles if desired.

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