Romance your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day this year with Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes!
What better way to add a little romance to Valentine’s Day than with a little Champagne and strawberries? These Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes couldn’t be a more perfect treat to share with your Sweetheart.
This past Summer I made some Pink Champagne Cupcakes for a bridal shower. Everyone loved the unique flavor that the Champagne added to the cupcakes. I wanted to step it up a notch for Valentine’s Day though. So I paired Strawberries and Champagne together to add a little romantic flare and create an incredibly delicious flavor combo!
Strawberries and Champagne have been served together for years. However, the scene from Pretty Woman definitely made it more popular. As far as fruits go, strawberries are definitely one of the more romantic ones. Partly because of their vibrant red color and partly because of their juicy sweetness. So the combination of the two together makes these Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes the perfect treat to share with your Sweetheart.
I actually served my Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes at a Super Bowl Party this past weekend. Yes….they were a little girlie for a Super Bowl Party. I wanted to make sure that I’d have time to share them with you before Valentine’s Day though. It’s less than a week away you know.
Everything worked out as planned thankfully. The Patriots won the Super Bowl in the most incredible come backs in the history of football! What do you do to celebrate your team’s big win? You have a Strawberry Champagne Cupcake toast of course!
Celebrate your Love with a Strawberry Champagne Cupcake toast this Valentines Day!
- 3 Cups All purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons Baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 Cupcs Sugar
- 2 Sticks Unsalted butter ,softened
- 6 Large egg whites
- 1 Cup Fresh strawberries, pureed
- 1 Cup Pink Champagne, extra dry, I used Korbel
- 2 Sticks Unsalted butter, softened
- 1 Pound Confectioner sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Pink Champagne
- 3 Tablespoons Fresh strawberries ,pureed
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake tins with about 24 paper liners. Set aside.
In a medium bowl mix together strawberry puree and champagne. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In a separate mixing bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, beat together the unsalted butter and sugar. Add egg whites one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Beat in the flour mixture and champagne mixture alternately in three additions, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape down bowl edges with a rubber spatula and mix again briefly.
Divide the batter evenly between the lined cupcake tins. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 17-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove to a cooling rack and let cupcakes cool.
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer beat butter on high until soft and creamy. Add confectioner sugar, champagne and strawberry puree. (Cover mixer with a clean kitchen towel to prevent sugar from spilling out) Mix on low and once combined turn to high and beat for 3 minutes.
Top your cooled cupcakes with frosting.
You may get slightly more or less cupcakes depending on how accurate you are with filling your cupcake liners.
Ignite a little romance this Valentines Day with Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes!
Whether you’re toasting your love or some other special occasion…like your team winning the Super Bowl…celebrate with a little Strawberry Champagne Cupcake toast!
Here are some more great ideas for Valentine’s Day. Just click on the picture for the recipe.