In honor of my 100th blog post today, I figured I would skip to one of my favorite things - dessert! When planning the menu for my ladies' luncheon, I knew I wanted to make cupcakes. But what kind? Surely, this was too fancy of an event for any old recipe. As soon as I found these pink champagne cupcakes in my saved recipes, I knew it was perfect. Not only does champagne scream decadence, but they are pink. If that isn't girly, I don't know what is.
These cupcakes were absolutely amazing. Sweet, with just the lightest hint of champagne. Paired with my vanilla buttercream, they were a fantastic addition to our lovely dessert spread.
1 Tbsp. nonfat milk powder
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
5 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pink food coloring
1 cup dry Brut champagne or sparkling wine
Place into center of oven and bake for 19-21 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcakes comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Move to wire racks and let cool completely before decorating. Frost as desired.
Source: adapted from Good Things Catered
This book has 175 amazing cupcakes recipes, plus decorating ideas and baking tips. I have tried several recipes from the book, and have a million more saved (okay, that may be a slight exaggeration). I can't wait to share it with you!
To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite cupcake is. Is it a simple vanilla with chocolate buttercream, or is it a decadent delight like pink champagne cupcakes? Or, if you don't have a personal favorite, what cupcake recipe would you like to see on this blog? Only one entry per person, please. The contest will end on Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 pm, EST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced next week. Good luck!