Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes

The only thing I love more than cocktails is probably cupcakes. That’s why I love turning cupcakes into little bite-sized boozy treats.

I’ve made regular champagne cupcakes for holidays like New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, but switching it up to rosè makes these perfect for warmer weather and would be a great dessert to serve for Mother’s Day, a birthday, bridal or baby shower.

Let’s face it, I will get my dose of rosé anyway I can, and it doesn’t hurt that they’re pink too. There can never be enough PINK!

Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes, serves 48 mini cupcakes or 1 dozen regular cupcakes

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
1/2 cup sparkling rosé wine
5 drops of red food coloring

Set your oven to 350°. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together sour cream, rosé, and food coloring. Slowly add rosé mixture and flour mixture into sugar and eggs.

Distribute batter evenly with a tablespoon among lined tray and place in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool about 15 minutes. Since they’re small, they should cool down pretty fast. While they are cooling, make the icing.

Rosé Champagne Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup sparkling rosé wine
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 drops red food coloring
sprinkles

In a large bowl or bowl of your stand mixer, combine all frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Fill a pastry bag and frost the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles. I used white pearl and pink sparkle sprinkles.

Not only are these cupcakes pretty, but they’re so delicious. They are light and fluffy from the sour cream and bubbles in the rosè. Sometimes when you cook or bake with booze, the flavor diminishes a bit, but these definitely taste like rosé! The best part about making these is you get to drink the rest of the bottle afterward or during (I won’t judge). Either way, make sure you pour yourself a glass while you’re enjoying them. -xo Natalie

 

Credits//Author and Photography: Natalie Jacob.

Rosé Champagne Mini Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Servings 48 mini cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup sour cream or greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sparkling rosé wine
  • 5 drops red food coloring

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup  sparkling rosé wine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • sprinkles white pearl and pink

Instructions

  • Set your oven to 350°. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl whisk together sour cream, rosé, and food coloring. Slowly add rosé mixture and flour mixture into sugar and eggs.
  • Distribute batter evenly with a tablespoon among lined tray and place in oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool about 15 minutes. Since they’re small, they should cool down pretty fast. While they are cooling, make the icing.

For the frosting:

  • In a large bowl or bowl of your stand mixer, combine all frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Fill a pastry bag and frost the cupcakes.
    Decorate with sprinkles. I used white pearl and pink sparkle sprinkles.
  • Hello. Can this be made with store bought cake mix?
    I was thinking to make it into shot glass
    Any recommend?

  • How do you get the icing to not curdle with a 1/4 cup of wine?
    I’m 2 batches of icing in & cannot figure it out after a 2nd tablespoon the icing liquefies. 🙁

  • Making these for an anniversary party!! So excited to see how they turn out. How far ahead would you recommend I could making the icing?

  • I’ve actually made these twice now and they are seriously amazing. The cake part is actually not overly sweet, which really balances the sweetness of the frosting. They are my new all time favorite cupcake and I’m making them for my BFF’s bridal shower soon. She is going to love them! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Oh wow I love these! Would I be able to repost these and share them on the RSPCA Cupcake page? https://www.facebook.com/RSPCACupcakeDay/

  • These cupcakes are the best!! I just made them. They actually taste like rose!!! Wow!!! I am so obsessed with them!!!

  • These are beautifully crafted cupcakes. Thanks for the constant style hacks…

  • These sound amazing, must try them. Sophie x

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  • These are so lovely ♡
    Looking forward to try this recipe.
    Also, may i ask where you got this champagne glass from? It looks gorgeous!

  • 3 of my favorite things mixed together! Yes please 🙂

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • These are fantastic. I made them for company tonight, and they were a big hit. Thanks for the recipe!

  • These look so cute and delicious!

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  • These look absolutely divine! I’m definitely going to give them a try!

  • These sound delicious, but the photo styling is AMAZING. Love the jadeite and pink colors!

  • They are so gorgeous! I must try these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • These look so good! and I can only imagine how good they taste!
    Definitely going to give a try!

  • These look so delicious! The pink colour would look so beautiful at a party.

    Rabeyah | @rabeyahn
    http://byrabeyah.blogspot.com

  • They look so beautiful and delicate!
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  • Love this, sounds so delicious! I’m crazy for champagne 🙂

    xo
    Phyllis
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    • Yes, I want to know, too! I am going to gamble at 350 but wish I could know for sure!

  • These cupcakes are so pretty! Love your blog <3

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  • I love this idea! Would be great for a party =o)

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  • Two of my favorite loves coming together! Rose champagne and cupcakes, yum!

  • These are so going on my to-do list. Mostly because they’re photogenic, and because anything rosé is a sure hit with my friends and family!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • These are so beautiful! And your jadeite dishes give me all the heart eyes. ?

    • Thank you! I love jadeite or anything pink or mint green really. Hope you enjoy these!

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