Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

on April 4, 2016

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What do you guys do to combat stress? I know that at this point in my life I should know what good stress is and bad stress is, but honestly, I just feel constantly overwhelmed. Like there’s too much going on and too many plates spinning in the air. There have been quite a few craft fails, late nights, even earlier mornings and not enough kitty cuddles to go around… Oh, and did I mention that my diet totally went out the window? I lived on takeout. I wore the same outfit TO WORK 2 days in a row. Yep folks, this is adulthood.

Champagne cupcakes with a fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. Doctored from a cake mix. Easy for everyone!

One of the things I’ve done since I was a kid is when I’m stressed or upset or overwhelmed, I bake. I don’t go on baking bender and make a million cookies in 10 different flavors, but I do like to cook up a mean batch of cupcakes on occasion. I could say that these champagne cupcakes are stress cupcakes, but really… the flavor says otherwise. So grab some dry champagne and give them a try… and a taste at your next brunch. You could even do orange cream buttercream for a traditional mimosa flavor!

Okay, on to making some delicious spring-y cupcakes!

Champagne cupcakes with a fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. Doctored from a cake mix. Easy for everyone!

Champagne Cupcakes 

1 box white cake mix
3 eggs (room temp)
1/2 c Vegetable Oil
1 1/4 c Cooks Medium Dry Champagne

Preheat oven to 350
Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes until the tops are springy.

Champagne cupcakes with a fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. Doctored from a cake mix. Easy for everyone!

Strawberry Frosting
1/2 c Butter softened
1/2 c Fresh Strawberries
4 c Powdered Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp heavy cream

Tools:
Magic Bullet or Blender

In a blender or Magic Bullet, puree strawberries and set aside.
Cream sugar, vanilla and heavy cream in a large mixing bowl.
Add pureed strawberries to creamed mixture, mix until combined.
On medium speed, add powdered sugar slowly until your frosting forms soft peaks.

Champagne cupcakes with a fresh strawberry buttercream frosting. Doctored from a cake mix. Easy for everyone!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Joce

    So cute! What a simple and easy way to create a fancy cupcake! Love it!

    April 4, 2016 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Jenni

    YUM! These cupcakes look great!!

    April 4, 2016 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Stacy

    I can’t wait to try these! They look amazing!

    April 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Lori

    They look so pretty! How fun with the champagne! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
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    April 19, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Analida's Ethnic Spoon

    These are oh so pretty. The perfect thing to bring to the next get together.

    April 19, 2017 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
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    April 21, 2017 at 7:20 am
  • Reply Kimberly

    These cupcakes sound delicious! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week! 🙂 Pinned!

    April 21, 2017 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Miz Helen

    Your Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes look delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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    April 25, 2017 at 11:54 am
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