Easiest Champagne Infused Cupcakes Ever

January 31, 2013

guess what else makes you feel better after a break up?  teaching 4 ingredient champagne cupcakes to one of your bests friends who, let's face it Jen, can't bake, while watching Carrie get left at the alter in the first sex and the city movie.

because yes, in 4 ingredients you can have champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream frosting.  because the dry box cake mix plus champagne = cupcakes.  magic, i tell you.



cakes
box cake mix + (any) champagne = cupcakes.  yeah you read that right.  do not add anything it says to on the box.  just dump the dry mix in a bowl, mix in the amount in champagne it says to add in water  (i.e. 1 cup of water = 1 cup of champagne) until the batter is just a little lumpy, insert in cupcake tin and bake according to directions on the box.  don't ask me, i just bake them and it works.  just accept the shortcut that is champagne tasting cakes.  we used funfetti mix and some barefoot sparkling moscato (very sweet.)

frosting
champagne buttercream.  1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter + 4 cups powdered sugar + 1/4 cup champagne (and a touch of food coloring because we wanted pink!)  slowly beat the sugar into the butter, and then mix in the champagne.  add more powdered sugar to thicken or more champagne to thin until it's the consistency you like.


and then, you're done.  yes that's 4 ingredients.  you cannot get any easier than that my friends!  and hey, no eggs, no oil, that's gotta be good for something, right?

enjoy responsibly ;)


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19 comments

  1. This is amazing, the funfetti cake mix makes it even better because how can you go wrong with it!? You just, can't.

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  2. TRying this this weekend!!! OMG looks yummy!! And SATC movies...yes both... are my fave. It's my background noise when I am doing work because I wtach them over and over again to the point where I have the season DVD and movies memorized!!

    Side question (it's an ongoing argument between me and some friends) if you don't add frosting to s cupcake, is it a muffin then? I'm not a frosting person so I make cupcakes withou frosting...do I make muffins? hahaha random I know ;)

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  3. OH my goodness. These might be my favorite of your alcohol infused cupcakes. I need these in my belly asap!!

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  4. oooo, yummm!! MUST TRY!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  5. HOLY SHIT! I wrote this down AND I pinned it. I will be making this awesome stuff tomorrow for my weekend. Oh yes. YES! And then I will blog about it because I am cool like that and I wanna share with my readers. But don't you worry. I will definitely credit you!!

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  6. This just blew my mind and I will definitely be making this for my friends bachelorette weekend, anything wine/champagne infused is a winner in my book!!

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  7. Oh my. These sound amazing since champagne is one of my favorite things!

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  8. You're genius! I was looking for a dessert to bring to my superbowl party this weekend and these babies just made the list. Sugar and alcohol? They're obviously going to be the biggest hit of the night (after Beyonce)

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  9. so easy, I think I could even do it! I'm definitely going to try this one day.

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  10. Oh hello! All you had to say was champagne!

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  11. These look delicious!! And I love how easy they are!

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  12. Damn... I don't have any Champagne in the house... I might need to remedy that. I can hardly wait for my computer to heal itself again so I can actually see the picture of those delicious things... Thanks for sharing! Wait.... it just got better... hang on... I'm scrolling up to see 'em... Those are beautiful.

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  13. I think a higher power wanted me to see your beautiful cupcakes... because within a minute... my screen was all fuzzy and discolored again!

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  14. This sounds fabulous and I need to try it asap!!! YUM!!!

    also, LOVE the new design! it's so you :)

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  15. Oh my! I will be making these asap! Also love your design and so glad your back posting.
    x

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  16. Wow!!!! These look so fantastic!!! And that simple?! I can't wait to try them out sometime soon! Thanks :) ps: love your blog!!

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