There have been lots of exciting changes happening and I couldn't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate than with champagne cupcakes topped with candied grapefruit and swiss buttercream!
After one year hiatus, I am returning to full time corporate life. I also got myself a car (yay to independence!) and a sweet rescue puppy who we named Jax. So I guess its true- good things really do come in 3! I couldn't be more excited for all the changes and progression I am making with Eat More Cake too! Stay tuned for announcements to come :)
This recipe is super duper easy and fun! I added the candied grapefruit for texture and some tartness but its completely optional. Champagne cake is traditionaly pink but I decided to keep out the food coloring.
Champagne Cupcakes Recipe: yields 24-26 cupcakes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1 cup Champagne (No need for expensive Champagne, I used a bottle that I had lying around the house)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degree F Line 2 cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
2) In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar on medium speed for 5m minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix until incorporated. Mix in egg whites one at a time.
3) With the mixer speed on low, add the flour and champagne in 3 additions, beginning and ending with the flour to prevent curdling.
4) Pour batter into prepared pans and fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
I had some Swiss buttercream in the freezer, This is a less sweet more buttery type frosting but you can make any frosting you prefer. Below is the recipe for a standard American Buttercream with a twist!
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
In a mixing bowl, beat butter for 1 minutes. Gradually add the confectioners sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract and grapefruit juice. Beat for 5 minutes or until creamy and fluffy.
Hello! I'm Candice and I love baking. This blog is dedicated to all things sweet, exploring your passion, staying inspired and encouraging you to Eat More Cake!