Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Champagne, Darling?

Sometimes a girl just needs a glass of bubbles.

Sometimes a girl wants to share the bubbles with her favourite cupcake recipe.

Sometimes the cupcake recipe and the bubbles fall in love and form a magical union.

And then... a delicious cupcake is born.

C H A M P A G N E   C U P C A K E S

Champagne Cupcakes

Here's how it happened - - 

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chobani yoghurt
1/2 cup champagne
Preheat oven to 180C degrees.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, 
cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

Add vanilla and mix.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup champagne and 1/2 cup yoghurt 
(mixture will fizz and bubble a little). 

Add flour and champagne mixture alternately, beginning and ending with flour.  
Batter will be thick.

Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup level measures of batter.  

Bake for 17-22 minutes.  
Set aside. 

To frost - Mix 3 tablespoons of the champagne into your fave buttercream icing.

Honestly, I don't know if the type of champagne will impact on the flavour. This was a bottle I happened to have in my cupboard. (I think it's a pretty cheap bottle too..)
I think I'd like to try the same recipe with a sweeter wine - perhaps a Moscato?

Ahh.. when there's alcohol involved - The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy, my Lovelies


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