Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Kelly Jones proudly displays the pink cupcakes Lisa made for the Pink Party that helped raise the money to qualify her to walk in the three-day Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Boston on July 27-19. Good luck Kelly! 

A friend’s daughter signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60-mile walk in Boston.  To be eligible to walk, she had to raise $2,500.  Her mother, being a breast cancer survivor, wanted to help her raise the money so she planned a Pink Party Fund Raiser.  It was at her home and the theme, of course, was “pink”!  She had pink food, pink prizes, and everyone wore pink. I wanted to bring a fun dessert and thought what would be better than pink cupcakes? I scoured the internet looking for recipes that looked interesting, and came upon this one. I tried it out on my family first, and if you saw the video you know they were a great success!  They were also a big hit at the party. They are easy to make, light, fluffy, delicious and pink!  You could really make these cupcakes for any occasion—baby showers (pink and/or blue), graduations (using the school colors), or for just about any occasion. Try them out and let us know how you like them. —Lisa

For 24 cupcakes, you'll need:
1 box white cake mix (I use Betty Crocker)
1 ¼ cups champagne
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
4 to 5 drops red food coloring (or any color you want!)

For the champagne frosting you'll need:
½ cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup champagne
1 tsp vanilla
4 to 5 drops food coloring

To decorate use, pink sugar crystals.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place paper baking cups in each of the 24 muffin cups.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine cake mix and champagne. Add oil, eggs, and food color. Beat until well mixed. Divide evenly into muffin cups.

Bake 17-20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean). Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cool.

In a medium bowl, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost and top with sugar crystals.

We’d love to see the pictures of some of your cupcakes!  Send them to

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