New Year’s Eve, Weddings, new homes all call for Champagne. But, they also call for sweets. By now, you know I am about easy! I love that these New Year’s Eve cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix!
These Champagne Cupcakes are the perfect combination of celebratory Pink Champagne and party-time cupcake!
The glitz and glam of the gold & silver adds a festive touch that makes them perfect for New Year’s!
Take note that this post includes two different recipes. We have the one for the Champagne Cupcakes using a canned white icing. But, we also have a recipe for Champagne Buttercream Frosting if you prefer to use that.
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
White Cake Mix – I like Betty Crocker, but I am honestly not loyal. I have also used store brand and been happy.
White Icing – See above 🙂
Gold Sprinkles – You know I like Wilton. But, you can get a set with gold and silver from Walmart.
Silver Sprinkles – This set includes gold, silver, and clear.
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Champagne Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
Must Have Resources:
When making Champagne Cupcakes at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
Cupcake Liners – These foil metallic cupcake liners are the perfect choice for these Champagne Cupcakes.
1M Icing Tip – I linked to the Wilton Star as it can be used create perfect icing swirls on cupcakes.
Piping Bag – Save yourself a major headache and just buy disposable piping bags. Seriously, it isn’t worth trying to clean them. I promise!
Mixer – I LOVE my Kenmore mixer and wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Cupcake Tin – I haven’t used these AmazonBasics muffin tins, but I have many of their branded items and have been very pleased. I even replaced all my plates with AmazonBasics plates and haven’t been happier. So, I believe these will be great!
Best Cupcakes Recipes:
Once you make this Champagne Cupcake Recipe, everyone is going to want more cupcakes. So, here are my top picks for gourmet tasting, simple cupcake recipes.
The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe can be found here at 3 Boys and a Dog.
Don’t stop with Champagne! Make up these yummy Cosmopolitan Cupcakes.
Here is a list of over 20 delicious cupcake recipes for you.
More Champagne Recipes:
Don’t stop with just cupcakes. Might as well make a big deal out of it and have champagne flavored goodies for the entire New Year’s Eve (or wedding) party!
You are going to love this Pink Champagne Cake with Orange Swiss Meringue Buttercream from A Classic Twist.
The Flavor Bender has a decadent Champagne Chocolate Truffles recipe that I can’t wait to try!
Party time! Ann’s Entitled Life has an easy recipe for gorgeous sparkly Champagne Jello Shots that your guests are going to love.
When making anything that starts with a boxed cake mix, you don’t have to worry about so many measurements. The measurements of dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, and salt are all done for you. This will help you to produce a light and fluffy dessert!
Champagne Cupcakes Recipe Notes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and allow it to actually reach that before placing the cupcakes into it.
A toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean when the cupcake is done. I would choose a cupcake in the center of the muffins cups to test, not one on the outside.
Allow the butter to reach room temperature before using it.
Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time to keep from having a nice coating of white powder everywhere.
I like to add about a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract right before putting the mixer on high speed.
For a whiter cupcake, use 4 egg whites instead of 3 eggs. It still won’t be totally white, due to the butter, but it will be whiter. You could avoid the yellow but using a 1/4 cup of coconut oil instead of butter.
If you prefer to make your own icing, try this delicious champagne frosting. Really pay attention to the recipe below for your champagne frosting.
If you don’t hit the right buttercream frosting consistency, you won’t be able to pipe it onto the cupcakes.
The below recipe will give you a perfect buttercream icing with a slight champagne flavor. It is the best addition to the above Champagne Cupcakes!
- 1 box White Cake Mix
- 1 cup of Pink Champagne
- 1/3 cup Butter Softened
- 3 Eggs
- White Icing
- Gold and Silver Sprinkles
- Frosting INGREDIENTS:
- 4 cups Confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup Butter
- 1/4 cup Champagne
Start by mixing your cake mix, butter, eggs, and champagne.
Mix with a mixer on high until well blended.
Pour mixture into cupcake tins, and bake according to box instructions.
Let cool completely.
Fill piping bag with white icing and place 1M tip on the end.
Start in the middle and work your way out and up with icing.
Serve and enjoy!
How to make frosting:
Add powdered sugar to mixing bowl.
Add softened sticks of butter.
Beat on low until powdered sugar is mixed in. Then, move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed, the frosting may appear dry.
Add Champagne, a little bit at a time, until frosting is the proper consistency.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 2g