One of my very good friends got engaged and I co-hosted an engagement party for her last Saturday.  I asked her what type of dessert she would like for the party and she said that she would love mini champagne cupcakes with pink frosting.  Prosecco is my drink of choice so I almost always have a bottle on hand and so I decided to pop open a bottle and pour a little bit into a glass for myself and a little bit into the cupcakes.  I was so happy with how these Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes turned out!

Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes {satisfymysweettooth.com} Not only were these Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes gorgeous, girly and festive, but they tasted incredibly delicious too!

Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes {satisfymysweettooth.com}I think what made the cupcakes so tasty was the combination of the prosecco flavor and that I added both vanilla and almond extracts.  The flavor of the Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes was perfectly sweet without being too strongly flavored by either extract.  The cupcakes were perfectly tender and I topped them with a prosecco-infused buttercream and sprinkled them with Wilton Cake Sparkles for an extra special finishing touch.

Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes {satisfymysweettooth.com}

These Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate any special occasion and of course, the frosting could be customized to compliment any theme!

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Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 84 miniature cupcakes

Sparkly Pink Prosecco Cupcakes: Perfectly tender white cupcakes topped with gorgeous sparkly pink prosecco-infused buttercream

Ingredients

    For the cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups (24 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp, plus 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half (I used fat-free)
  • 2/3 cup prosecco
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • For the frosting
  • 3 cups (48 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp prosecco
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • few drops of pink food coloring (or coloring of your choice)

Instructions

    For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line mini muffin pans with mini paper liners.
  2. Combine half-and-half, prosecco and extracts in a liquid measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs and mix until combined.
  6. Add flour mixture alternating with liquid mixture in two parts starting with dry and ending with wet ingredients.
  7. Fill prepared muffin pan cups 2/3 full of batter.
  8. Bake 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cupcakes comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.
  10. For the frosting
  11. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add extracts and food coloring and mix until well blended.
  12. Add prosecco 1 Tbsp at a time until frosting is piping or spreading consistency.
  13. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles or sparkles.

Notes

*Note: Prep time will vary depending on how many pans you have. Each pan will need to bake for 12 minutes and cupcakes will need to cool for about 15 minutes before frosting. *To make regular-sized cupcakes: Line regular-sized muffin pan with paper liners. Fill 2/3 full with batter and bake until toothpick inserted comes out with only a few moist crumbs, about 20 minutes.

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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    How adorable and festive! Also, love the addition of almond extract into the cupcakes. They sound to-die-for.

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      Thanks Em! I have to say, they were the best cupcakes I have tasted in a long time!

      Reply

  2. Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    These are beautiful, what a perfect celebratory cupcake!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

      Thanks Anna! I think the bride-to-be was happy with the cupcakes too!

      Reply

  3. Luv What You Do
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    Prosecco is delish in EVERYTHING : )

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

      I totally agree Jennifer! I just used the opened bottle of prosecco form these cupcakes in place of white wine when I was making chicken pot pie the other night! No drop left behind!!:)

      Reply

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