May 05, 2012
Recipe Source/Credit: Uncork'd 2011 /LA Wine & Spirits
Submitted by: [gourmet10]
Category: Desserts » Cupcakes

Sweet Pink Strawberry Champagne
Cupcake Recipe
• 1 box strawberry cake mix
• 1 1/4 cups champagne/red sparkling wine
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 3 egg whites
Champagne Frosting
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
• 4 cups powdered sugar
• 1/4 cup champagne/sparkling wine
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 4 to 5 drops red food coloring
Pink decorator sugar crystals
Edible pink pearls
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
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. 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. In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with pink sugar or pearls.

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