Strawberry Cupcake and Strawberries HorizontalHello everyone! You ready for the next round of drunken desserts? We are! This week, we take you away from the whiskey soaked and tequila crazy recipes and bring in something a bit classier for a party serving food on gold plates. It’s time to put on a fancy outfit, and enjoy some strawberries and champagne. In a cupcake.

This recipe is one we made a year or so ago, and it’s without a doubt the best frosting/dessert on the planet. People went nuts for these, and it’s one that will brighten up any party you’re having.

There are two ways you can make these cupcakes. You can really go for it, and make the entire thing from scratch, cake and all, or you can cheat a bit and use a vanilla cake mix, with homemade frosting.

If you are going the totally from scratch route, use this recipe┬ábut don’t make the frosting. Also, we like to blend our strawberries with some sugar first, and add a tbsp or so into the batter instead of using chunks of strawberries. Do whichever you’d like though.

If you choose to use a cake mix, add 2 tsp of strawberry syrup (same as in the frosting below) or strawberry extract to create the flavor. You may also use a strawberry cake mix if you’d prefer.

Now for the frosting. This is a good one, so pay close attention.

Ingredients

Sweet Champagne (any brand you’d prefer, just make sure it’s sweet!)
Box of strawberries
1 tbsp refined sugar
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of butter, room temperature

Directions

1. In a blender (or food processor, whatever you have) blend together a 1/2 cup of strawberries and the refined sugar until it becomes a syrup texture.

2. In a separate bowl beat together the butter (it’s best to cut the butter up, rather than adding the stick in whole) and one cup of powdered sugar.

3. Alternating the rest of the powdered sugar and the wet ingredients, add in 3 tbsp of champagne and 1 tbsp of strawberry syrup. When all of the powdered sugar, butter and wet ingredients are mixed, you’re done! If it seems to wet, add in more powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time until desired texture is reached.

Once cupcakes have cooled, pipe the frosting on (using one of the tools from Baking 101: The Essentials) and top it off with a slice of strawberry!

Delicious!

-Sasha Huff

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