Celebrate New Year's Eve with Victoria’s Champagne Cupcakes!
The end of the year deserves a celebration, especially as it brings the old year to a close and helps us to greet the new one in style! Decoration and outfit wise, new year’s parties normally call for festive shades of glittering gold and silver!
These champagne cupcakes are also festive and just perfect for a New Year’s Eve party! What could be better than beautifully moist cupcakes with almonds and champagne topped with luxurious cream cheese frosting? Victoria, the blogger behind About Victoria’s Little Secrets, is here to share her special recipe so you can make them too.
What’s more, you can also prepare these delicious cupcakes way ahead of time and leave them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them. That way you can enjoy a stress-free New Year's Eve and really take the time to enjoy the last day of the year.
For 8 cupcakes you will need:
• 150 g. of flour
• 90 g. soft butter
• 25 g. of ground almonds
• 90 g. of sugar
• 1 tsp. Baking powder
• 1 large egg
• 150 ml. of champagne
For the frosting:
• 150 g. butter (room temperature)
• 150 g. of powdered sugar
• 75 g. cream cheese
• a sprinkling of sugar stars, for decoration
Here’s how to make them:
First, add the sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Add the egg and stir in slowly. Then add the flour, baking powder and almonds into the mixing bowl before adding the champagne and mixing thoroughly until smooth.
Pour the cupcake mixture into the muffin cases and then bake in a preheated oven at 170 °C (top/ bottom shelf) for 15 minutes. Take the cupcakes out when they are slightly golden brown, and to really test, stick a skewer into them and if it comes out clean that means they’re cooked all the way through.
For the frosting, place the butter into a bowl and beat with the mixer for about 3 minutes. Add the icing sugar and mix for a further 3 minutes. The final step is to slowly add the cream cheese.
Then put the frosting into a piping bag and pipe directly on to the cupcakes once they are cool enough. You can even add a sprinkling of sugar stars to make them extra special! If you don’t have a piping bag, just spread the frosting onto the champagne cupcakes with a knife and smooth around the edges.
Food and lifestyle blogger Victoria from About Victoria's Little Secrets lives near Aachen. She is a beauty fan, but not only that, she loves to bake, cook and create many new and delicious recipes which she shares on her blog.