Pink Champagne Cupcakes

LAST UPDATED: Mar 19, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Mar 21, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

The best recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes with bubbly sweet champagne flavor, perfect for special occasions.

pink champagne cupcake recipe

Years ago when we first moved to Kansas City, through Dean and Deluca, I discovered a great local bakery, Three Women and an Oven. They offered the most beautiful, best tasting Pink Champagne Cupcakes.

At the time, I had never even heard of a champagne cupcake, but they were so subtly sweet it became my favorite treat!

There are a few things that set these Pink Champagne Cupcakes apart. First, their size. It’s the perfect cake to icing ration. Second, the glaze that covers and hardens on them takes them to the next level. The fluffy buttercream tops it off.

These bite sized pink champagne cupcakes are the perfect baby shower dessert, and great for birthday parties and NYE as well!  Champagne adds the most amazing flavor to these beautiful treats. And pink champagne? Well, let’s rosé all day! You’ll also love these Champagne SlushiesSugared Champagne Grapes and Drunken Strawberries.

I have a little secret – you can even make these by tweaking your favorite cake mix! Yes! So easy.

pink cupcake recipe

Pink Champagne Cupcake Ingredients

  • Cake Mix
  • Pink Champagne – see below for recommendations
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Food Coloring – Optional

Glaze

  • Powdered sugar – the only kind of sugar you’ll ever need for frostings and glazes.
  • Milk – I like to use whole for frostings, but anything you have on hand will work.
  • Pink champagne {rosé} – see below for suggestions on style! 

Pink Champagne Frosting

  • Butter – softened, I like to use salted butter to balance the sweet but unsalted is fine too.
  • Powdered sugar – also called confectioner’s sugar.
  • Pink champagne {rosé} – anything you want, just make sure you like it so you can drink the rest of the bottle! 
  • Vanilla {clear if you have it} – it’s so easy to make your own homemade vanilla
  • Red food coloring – turns your icing into the perfect shade of pink to compliment your cupcakes.

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How to Make Pink Champagne Cupcakes

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease tin.
  2. Combine cake mix and champagne. Add remaining ingredients until combined.
  3. Pour batter directly into bundt or muffin tins just over half full.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Remove, allow to cool and trim any excess off with a cake knife. Flip onto a wired rack stacked over an easily cleanable surface.
  5. Make Glaze – Combine glaze ingredients and microwave until pourable. Pour in a circular motion to cover most of your cupcakes. Allow to solidify a few minutes.
  6. Make Icing – Combine icing ingredients. Put into an icing bag with your favorite tip or cut the corner of a ziplock bag to insert your tip. Pipe onto your cupcakes.
  7. Refrigerate before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

pink champagne cupcakes with glaze and icing

Best Champagne to Use in Baking

  • Your favorite rosé! But truly, any bubbles will do. No need to splurge.
  • Brut Nature
  • Extra Brut
  • Brut
  • Demi-Sec – medium dry
  • Doux – sweet

You can substitute sparkling wine if you prefer.

  • Prosecco
  • Moscato
  • If you like how it tastes, you’ll love it in these pink champagne cupcakes and frosting!

wedding shower cupcakes

Serve These Cupcakes For

bridal shower cupcakes

For the sake of transparency, you can see my original photo and recipe card shared on my blog April 2010! It’s healthy to see where you started, right? My little point and shoot camera and self made recipe card did the trick. Thanks for following along my journey!

Tips

  • Store up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature or up to a week refrigerated.
  • Substitute with sparkling white wine if you prefer.
  • Bake in cupcake tin.

nye cupcakes

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pink champagne cupcake recipe

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Bite sized decadent Pink Champagne Cupcakes
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 30

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup pink champagne {rosé}
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3-5 drops red food coloring

Glaze

  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pink champagne {rosé}

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pink champagne {rosé}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla {clear if you have it}
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine cake mix and champagne. Add remaining ingredients until combined.
  • Pour batter directly into bundt or muffin tins just over half full.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove, allow to cool and trim any excess off with a cake knife. Flip onto a wired rack stacked over an easily cleanable surface.
  • Combine glaze ingredients and microwave until pourable. Pour in a circular motion to cover most of your cupcakes. Allow to solidify a few minutes.
  • Combine icing ingredients. Put into an icing bag with your favorite tip or cut the corner of a ziplock bag to insert your tip. Pipe onto your cupcakes.
  • Refrigerate before serving.

Notes

I like to make these pretty cupcakes in a miniature bundt pan. It elevates them for special occasions and it eliminates the need for cupcake liners. You can however bake in muffin or cupcake tins.
Store up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature or up to a week refrigerated.
Substitute with sparkling white wine if you prefer.
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