champagne blackberry cupcakes

Oh my deliciousness, of all of the cupcakes I have ever made these very well might be my favorite.

These cupcakes were inspired by a great recipe I found on the fabulous blog High Heels & Aprons. I decided to make them for our holiday dinner because look mouth watering in her pictures, and what says "New Year's" more than champagne?

I wasn't sure if the champagne flavor would be apparent in the cupcakes, but it really did shine through. I highly recommend this recipe, as would my New Year's companions ;-) 

The original recipe called for pears, but I swapped that out with blackberries that I soaked in champagne and a little bit of sugar in fresh squeezed lemon.

Champagne Blackberry Cupcakes

2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2 sticks of butter
2 cups sugar
3 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup champagne

[soaked blackberries]
2 cups blackberries
1.5 cups champagne
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 lemon
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup Champagne
Put blackberries into a bowl, add 1 tbsp sugar and squeeze 1/2 a lemon over mixture. Pour 1.5 cups champagne in bowl and let soak while preparing batter.

Preheat oven to 350.  In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  In mixer cream butter and sugar until well mixed and airy.  Add eggs one at a time making sure each one is fully incorporated before adding the next.  

Slowly add in flour mixture.  Stir in vanilla and champagne.
Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full.  Insert 1 blackberry into each cupcake. Cover with enough batter to cover berry.

 Bake for 25 minutes.
For frosting
Cream butter until smooth.  Slowly add sifted powdered sugar.  Mixture will be very thick, keeping adding champagne to get to the consistency you want. 
Let cupcakes cool completely.

Frost cupcakes and top with one blackberry. Sprinkle with colored sugar (optional) 

Also, if you want to check out this delicious confection we indulged in on NYE, stop by here!


Anonymous said...

YUM, those look deliocious!! I may have to make these too!!

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Amazing cupcakes - my husband ate atleast 3, and 1 with the wrapper still on:) The blackberry was a good choice over the pear I think:)

Melissa said...

Those cupcakes are so pretty and look yummy. Happy New Year!

simplesong said...

seriously, oh my delicious! thanks for sharing!

High Heels and Aprons said...

Oh my...!!! Your cupcakes look absolutely fabulous! Blackberry and champagne sounds so wonderful, I must make these now. Thanks for the mention :)

Ally @ High Heels and Aprons

pixelhazard said...

Oh my indulgent delciousness!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Those are gorgeous! Almost too pretty to eat, I have to give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for sharing. yum!
Hugs ♥ Teresa

Sian said...

These look beautiful! Your photographs are gorgeous..I always enjoy them

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

OH and thanks for the plug;)

Nellie Mae said...

Wow! I am so impressed!!!

thu said...

these look amazing!!

EmilyRSPS said...

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! :D What beautiful cupcakes!

Alexa said...

I want to make these!!! They look so yummy :) Oh, and I dig your music on your page :) I need to learn more about Feist!

Laura said...

Those cupcakes look sooooo good!!

(Coming by from BPS photography class. Just scrolling down your blog and enjoying the reading!!)

This Lovely City said...

These are beautiful and look delicious! Thanks for the recipe- going to try them soon- your way with the blackberries because blackberries are my favorite!

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