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

Dress them up a little and create the perfect display for all your showers and events! They aren’t just cute… they are so delicious.

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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.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

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.

Pink champagne? Well, let’s rosé all day! You’ll also love these Champagne SlushiesChampagne Margaritas, Sugared Champagne Grapes and Drunken Strawberries.

I have a little secret – you can even make these by upgrading your favorite cake mix! Yes! It’s the easiest little trick and I just know you’re going to love them.

pink cupcake recipe

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cake Mix – one box of white or vanilla 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. Learn how to make powdered sugar here if you’re ever in a pinch.
  • 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.
cupcakes like petit fours
Gold bakeware on a marble surface

Tools to Use

How to Make Pink Champagne Cupcakes

  1. Prep – Preheat oven as directed and grease mini muffin 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 – Remove, allow to cool. Flip onto a wired rack.
  5. Make Glaze – Combine glaze ingredients and microwave. Pour to cover most of your cupcakes. Allow to solidify.
  6. Make Icing – Combine icing ingredients. Pipe onto your cupcakes.
  7. Refrigerate before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
pink champagne cupcakes with glaze and icing

Tips

  • This recipe is written for miniature cupcakes. If you’re doing a traditional sized cupcake, you’ll need to bake longer – aim for 17 minutes.
  • Baking Dishes – Bake in traditional paper cupcake liners, a mini bundt pan, (that’s the one we used for these cute cupcakes) or a muffin tin.
  • Learn more about Baking Pan Sizes and Loaf Pan Sizes here.
  • Need a substitution for an ingredient? Learn more about baking substitutions here!

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 (try these Prosecco Mimosas one day, too!)
  • Moscato
  • If you like how it tastes, you’ll love it in these pink champagne cupcakes and frosting!
wedding shower cupcakes

Serving Suggestions

bridal shower cupcakes

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature or up to a week refrigerated.
  • Refrigerator – Store these pink champagne cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • Freezer – You can freeze these cupcakes! Simply store in an airtight container and defrost overnight before serving.
nye cupcakes

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Pink Champagne Cupcakes

This is the best recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes with bubbly sweet champagne flavor, perfect for special occasions.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 30
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Ingredients  

Cupcakes

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

Glaze

  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pink champagne {rosé}

Icing

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup pink champagne {rosé}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla {clear if you have it}
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • 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.

Tips

  • This recipe is written for miniature cupcakes, as pictured. If you’re doing a traditional sized cupcake, you’ll need to bake longer – aim for 17 minutes. 
  • 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.

Champagne Suggestions

  • Use your favorite rosé! 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
Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. When looking at the recipe I see the cake and butter cream frosting but not the glaze recipe . Would love
    To make these for
    A baby shower. They look
    So yummy. Thanks

  2. 5 stars
    I made these and they are delicious. I need to perfect the look for a bridal shower I am giving. Is the glaze meant to be super thin and runny almost? Also, what icing top did you use for the buttercream. I love the delicate look of your icing. Mine looked too heavy and perfect. Lastly, what cake mix do you prefer? I used a French vanilla but it had an almost grainy look as it used real vanilla bean in the mix.