Come quickly! I am drinking the stars.

So Dom Pérignon exclaimed centuries ago when he first tasted champagne, if you believe the legend.

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting

I can’t think of a more evocative way to describe how a sip of champagne tastes — so sparkly, light and magical. Out of this world.

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

Like these adorable star-studded mini red velvet cupcakes with champagne (or sparkling wine) in the batter and in the cream cheese frosting.

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

Could you just die?

I made these delicious minis for my Oscars party, but they would also be great for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary or any random Tuesday…

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

Because who am I kidding? I can’t think of any moment that can’t be made better by red velvet cupcakes or champagne!

Before I get into the recipe, let me say that I really recommend making these as mini cupcakes instead of full-size ones.

I’ve made them both ways, and there’s just something magical about the bite-sized version. The texture is more dense in the compact format, and there’s a perfect frosting-to-cupcake ratio.

Plus, you don’t feel so guilty when you eat more than one!

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting
 
Made with a champagne batter and finished with champagne cream cheese frosting, these mini red velvet cupcakes are bite-sized perfection.
Serves: 48 mini cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 1 1-ounce bottle red food coloring
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • splash of champagne, or more to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 48 mini muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar and other dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, buttermilk, champagne, food coloring, eggs, vinegar and extract. Whisk.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients, and use a mixer on medium until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to muffin cups, being careful not to overfill.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cupcakes are springy when touched and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
For the Frosting
  1. In a mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, champagne and vanilla extract.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar, beating on low, until combined. Increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, but be careful not to overmix.
  3. You may more champagne, as desired, but be careful not to add too much to make your frosting watery.
  4. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, pipe them with frosting and garnish with edible gold stars or gold sugar.

Don’t miss my Oscars party ideas. These red velvet cupcakes were a favorite treat among my guests.

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.



Comments

  1. Wow this looks amazing. I simply love any thing cupcakes.
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  2. That’s it. I wanna come to parties at your house! These look divine! Thanks you for sharing over at Found & Foraged.

  3. I so-ooo need these red velvet cupcakes to get through these dark and crazy cold days. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  4. Oh my, yum! What a tasty twist to Red Velvet cupcakes :) Stopping by from the Pin It party; would love for you to check out my baking blog and say hello!

  5. You are ready for the big night my friend! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Fvaorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  6. Champagne and red velvet are possibly two of the best flavours ever – great idea to combine them!
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  7. Oscars, wedding or big event these are great ideas and those cupcakes look so yummy!! Thanks for sharing at the party! Hope to see you again this week. Shared….

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