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Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Glaze:

Servings 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

Champagne Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Champagne

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
  3. Add eggs. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in strawberries.
  7. Fill cupcake liners half way full.
  8. Bake at 350 F for 18-20 minutes. Let cool.

Champagne Glaze Instructions*

  1. Boil butter, sugar, and water for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in champagne and let cool.

Topping

  1. Top glazed cupcakes with fresh strawberries

Recipe Notes

*When I took the butter, sugar, and water mixture off the stove and mixed the champagne into the hot mixture it was delish and it had a strong champagne flavor. After it cooled on the cupcakes it was still great, but the champagne flavor did become a bit more subtle.