Valentines Day is FAST approaching! Our thoughts turn to giving gifts of Love & Cupcakes! What better way to say “I adore you” with a little bling & a cupcake decorated in Valentines Day Cupcake Wrappers for this lovers holiday!
Diamonds, Pearls & Cupcakes ARE a Girls Best Friends!
Photo credit: Whipped Cupcakes
Let’s face it, we all LOVE things that go Bling and if my special Valentines pressie is in a little blue box, wrapped neatly with a Satin ribbon…even better. However my heart also sings for Chocolate Cupcakes. A small perfectly sized cake that is all mine. One I do not have to share with anyone. Secondly I can hold this little treat in my hand for a moment and think to myself “I’m very happy right now!”
When it’s wrapped fashionably in Bella Cupcake Couture Valentines Day Cupcake Wrappers….. all the better. So this year, I’m going to give my Special Someone a few hints that will ensure my Valentine’s Day happiness. Including a link or two that will say “Chocolate – YES” , Strawberries –YES, & “Cupcake – DOUBLE YES”!
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You know what else I love…Champagne. So here is a Champagne Cupcake & Frosting Recipe to make for this Valentines Day. For more Valentines Day Cupcake Ideas visit our Pinterest Page Here.
Champagne Cupcake Recipe
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup champagne (the sweeter the better – even strawberry would be great!!)
6 egg whites
Sweet Champagne Buttercream Frosting
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons champagne, at room temperature
To Make The Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a cupcake pan with liners. (This recipe yielded about 20 for me.)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, and then blend into creamed mixture alternately with champagne.
In another large clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into batter to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
To Make The Frosting:
With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Mix on low until well blended, and then on medium for another two minutes. Add vanilla and champagne, beating on medium for another minute.
Happy Valentine’s Day my Lovelies! ~Victoria~