January 23, 2012

Birthday Sparkling Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Today is my little girls 11th. Birthday!  She requested strawberry cupcakes in lieu of a birthday cake.  She's a girl after my own heart as I would much rather decorate cupcakes than a whole cake.

Off I went in search of the perfect gourmet cupcake for the sweet little light of my life!  On my journey I came across these little gems. 

With my heart racing in anticipation of finding the perfect cupcake I glanced at the recipe and what do you know!  It was super simple to boot!

 The strawberry cupcake Gods were listening.

Sparkling Strawberry Cupcakes  
Yield: 24 regular or 12 jumbo

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist strawberry cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups champagne, (I used Andre Blush Pink Champagne)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
Ingredients for Champagne Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne
  • 4 to 5 drops red food coloring
  • Cupcake Gems shimmer silver
  • Edible pearls
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 12 jumbo or 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, combine dry cake mix and champagne. Add oil, eggs. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 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 shimmer silver and/or pearls.
Adapted from The Cupcake Recipes

Servings: 1
Calories:  230
Total Fat:  7 g
Cholesterol:  10.2 mg.
Sodium:  148.3 mg.
Protein:  2.5 g.


  1. These are gorgeous and sound so yummy! Happy birthday to your adorable daughter! 

  2. Jayasri10.2.12

    Those cakes look so lovely, beautiful colour, lucky girl :), A very Happy belated birthday to your lovely daughter

  3. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.10.2.12

    These are so pretty!! I love the pink frosting!!

  4. What beautiful cupcakes! Looks like you have a great decorator!

  5. Somebody10.2.12

    Looks yummy!! Lucky birthday girl:) 

  6. What a lovely looking cupcakes and beautiful color of the icing.

  7. How pretty!  I love the idea of champagne in cupcakes.  Happy Birthday to your little girl!

  8. Those are absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour and the perfect little sprinkles over top! xox

  9. Perfect cupcakes to celebarte a very special ocassion, what better than you beautiful girl. Wish her a very very happy birthday.

  10. Jennifer Matlock10.2.12

    And then when you're done, you get to drink the rest of the champagne!  That might be the best cupcake recipe EVER!!  Happy Birthday!

  11. These are gorgeous. Hope she had a spectacular birthday.xx

  12. Made these tonight...they were so delicious I can't stop thinking about them. Have to wait til tomorrow night for another! Cheers!


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