Valentines day cupcakes

My sweet tooth has been crazy lately!

I’m not sure if it’s just the time of year where it’s cold and dreary and there’s nothing better than curling up with a movie and a sweat treat, or that my Pinterest feed is always teasing me with delicious recipes.

Either way I have been on a mission to find the perfect Valentines Day sweet treat and thank goodness I found this one from Life Love and Sugar blog. I wanted something different, but not too difficult to make and the instant I found these champagne cupcakes I knew they were perfect. I was a little worried that they would taste too much like champagne and not enough like a fluffy delicious cupcake but it is the perfect happy medium.

Love V-Day cupcakes

Champagne cupcakes

I was filming my youtube recipe video while I made these and I accidentally forgot to add sugar into the batter. whoops! surprisingly I liked it better without the sugar because the cupcake ended up tasting more like shortbread to me (not too sweet), and the buttercream frosting packed a huge punch so it was perfect.

I thought these cute little cupcakes would be perfect made in the heart shaped muffin tin I added into my Things I’m Loving Friday post so I went straight to Target to purchase that. They turned out so delicious and festive…now I just need my girl friends over for a galentine party!…Or I can just devour them all..I may or may not have eaten 5 of them already…At least they’re mini cupcakes.

*also side note these cupcakes were frosted with a plastic baggie so you don’t even need nice frosting bags and tips to make these look super cute. I just put a plastic baggie in a mug, rolled the top over, stuffed all the frosting into the bag, twirled he top so I would be able to hold onto the bag better, and cut a tiny sliver out of one side of the bag. Voila a perfect frosting bag.

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Champagne Cupcakes recipe

Cupcake Ingredients

BL_arrow 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour

BL_arrow 1 cup sugar

BL_arrow 1/4 tsp baking soda

BL_arrow 1 tsp baking powder

BL_arrow 3/4 cup salted butter at room temp.

BL_arrow 3 egg whites

BL_arrow 1 tsp vanilla extract

BL_arrow 1/2 cup sour cream

BL_arrow 1/2 cup champagne

Buttercream Ingredients

BL_arrow 1 cup butter

BL_arrow 4 cups powdered sugar

BL_arrow 4 tbsp champagne

Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and champagne and mix on medium until smooth.
  4. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before adding frosting.

Buttercream Directions

  1. Combine butter and 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  2. Add champagne and mix until smooth.
  3. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  4. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!

Live Blissfully!

xo,

Lauren