March 29, 2010

Tuesdays At The Table - Champagne Cupcakes

Hi Gang!  It's raining in the Northeast again.  Grr....I just got my basement dry from the last flood (and I do mean flood).  Are any of you experiencing nasty weather too?

I've noticed a few new people joining in and linking up these past few weeks.  HURRAY!!  Welcome!  I love seeing new people and reading new blogs.  :-)  I hope you all are taking the opportunity to visit that fabulous cooks that contribute recipes.  You all make such amazing things!!

Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Champagne Cupcakes

Batter:
2 3/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teasoon salt
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup champagne (the sweeter the better!)
6 egg whites

Frosting:
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons champagne, at room temperature

To make the cupcakes - In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, and then blend into creamed mixture alternately with champagne.

In another large clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into batter to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 about minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

To make the frosting - With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Mix on low until well blended, and then on medium for another two minutes. Add vanilla and champagne, beating on medium for another minute. *Note: If you like to go heavy on the frosting, you might want to double the recipe.*

What's cooking in your kitchen?


24 comments:

  1. Our weather here is pretty good this week. My boys have Spring Break next wk and it's suppose to rain...of course.
    Thanks so much for hosting! Those cupcakes sound yummy!
    -Liz@HoosierHomemade

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  2. Hi Cole,

    Participating for the first time for Tuesdays at the Table. You have a great place here and I enjoy each time I visit!

    Kindly, ldh

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  3. Those cupcakes sound awesome! We tried a pink champagne cake from a local bakery for my mom's 60th, and it was awesome.I may try this with pink champagne sometime soon!

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  4. Those might be good to make for m Easter brunch on Sunday...

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  5. Wow these cupcakes sound wonderful!!

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  6. This is my first time visiting your blog and for TATT! Your recipe looks tasty. I will have to try it! I'm all about the cupcakes :)

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  7. I wonder if you can use dessert zinfandel instead of champagne. I tried some this past weekend at a winery and it was good! These sound yummy!

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  8. Those cupcakes sound fabulous :) I am loving all these new recipes ... thanks for hosting them!

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  9. Yay so happy to be participating again this week!

    I am so totally being seduced by these cupcakes...I know they'll be on my mind all day!

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  10. What a fabulous recipe. Champagne is one of my favourite things, as are cupcakes so it is a great combination! These would make a super dessert for a dinner party or they'd be gorgeous for afternoon tea - I'll definitely be giving them a try. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Yum! Sounds delicious. I would of never thought of using champagne in cupcakes. I bet it makes them light and gives them an added flavor. Thanks for sharing and hosting. I love Tuesdays at the Table!!

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  12. We have had the nicest weather but today we woke up to rain! Thanks for letting me link up, I am new to your site. Can't wait to explore!

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  13. The weather here has been the same like yours. I'm so tired of the rain! Those cupcakes sound good! I might have to try to make these.

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  14. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing - and hosting!

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  15. My second time here..Thank you so much for hosting Tuesdays at the Table!!

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  16. Sounds yummy! Thanks for hosting Tuesdays at the Table!

    Jane

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  17. YUMMO!! I am going to have to try this.

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  18. Sunny and 81 in Texas..but those cupcakes sound so yummy!!!

    Licks from Olive

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  19. I just found your blog today and it's just adorable! I linked up some recipes today and look forward to visiting each week! Thanks!

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  20. Oh my gosh these sounds delicious, thanks for posting!

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  21. These cupcakes are sinfully delicious. I made these for my 25th birthday party. I used a $5 Spumante from Wal-Mart and the cupcakes were amazing! Everyone couldn't get enough. I am going to make them for my parent's St. Patrick's Day anniversary but in green!

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