Champagne Cupcakes


Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes
15 Min

A hint of bubbly in the batter and the frosting makes these Champagne Cupcakes truly New Year's Eve-worthy! These sparkly cupcakes are fun, festive, and perfect for any special occasion.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package white cake mix (See Note)
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons champagne
  • 1 tablespoon gold sugar crystals plus extra for garnish
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 20 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, prepare cake mix according to package directions, replacing water with 1 cup champagne. Stir in 1 tablespoon sugar crystals. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and 2 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons champagne, the vanilla, and the remaining confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sugar crystals.


  • Don't forget! - You will need the ingredients listed on the cake mix package.
  • Whether you're hosting a New Year's Eve party or attending one, check out these tips to make sure you have a safe and fun time!



Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 20

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 319
  • Calories from Fat 105
  • Total Fat 12g 18 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.2g 31 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 1.2g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 24mg 8 %
  • Sodium 239mg 10 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 44g 15 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
  • Sugars 37g 0 %

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I saw this last wk. on t.v. and have also saved this festive recipe but I have a question Can I use 'bubbly' soda pop instead of champagne? Such as a lemon/lime soda or even ginger ale? A few tee-totalers I'll be serving would not like champagne in anything I make. Can't wait to try this recipe, only in a non-alcoholic version please. Thanks!

Hi Vondie! You can absolutely substitute either of those! Enjoy :)

Thank you Test Kitchen Team for letting me know! And Happy New Year to everyone, too! I have all the ingredients on hand now, except for the gold sprinkles. That's okay! Will post after I've made this cake recipe this weekend. -)

Glad we could help! We would love to see your pictures on our Facebook page!

where can I buy "gold sugar crystals? I have difficulty finding it? can I use sprinkles/

Hello! Gold sugar crystals/sprinkles can be found in craft stores, such as Michaels and Hobby Lobby, or wherever cake decorating supplies are sold. You can also use sprinkles in a different color, if you have a hard time finding them.

Excellent recipe. So easy and delicious.Made them for my friends 50th birthday.

I made this for work for our New Years Eve party, and everyone ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I work in an ED under a lot of stress and the little bit of alcohol helped us get through a night of ETOH's.


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