Champagne + Cupcakes. What could ever be better? Maybe Champagne Cupcakes with Vanilla Glaze. I made this recipe for the start of summer when cool, crisp, dry champagne tastes so refreshing. Other summertime drinks like margaritas are so sugary and beer is so filling…I stick with rosé and champagne or sparkling in the warm weather. Champagne also works well in recipes; adding 1.5 cups to these cupcakes created a wonderfully moist crumb and delicious consistency. Champagne Cupcakes with Vanilla Glaze are perfect for 4th of July or any other summer celebration. Click To Tweet
Generally, I’m a chocolate cake type of person but vanilla pairs so well with champagne I just had to try it. When making this recipe, start by whipping up the champagne so that the bubbles dissipate. Then you’ll alternate the champagne and vanilla with dry ingredients and a butter/sugar mixture, whipping in some fluffy egg white at the end for extra texture. I wanted to do a glaze instead of a rich butter-style frosting. For a very simple fruit glaze, just blend pureed strawberries, vanilla and powdered sugar together, then drizzle the cupcakes and decorate however you’d like – fresh summer fruit works quite well. I hope you enjoy these delicious Champagne Cupcakes with Vanilla Glaze and that you had a very happy holiday weekend!