Champagne Cupcake

#HolidaysWithHeinens: A Favorite New Year’s Eve Treat

Are you ready to ring in the new year with some sweet, sugary fun? Toast 2017 with champagne…in a cupcake. Delicious, and perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, everyone will love these champagne cupcakes. Not only do they look great, they’re flavorful, too!

Champagne Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes



  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg plus two egg whites
  • ½ cup Champagne or sparkling wine
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • 1¼ cups sugar 
  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup Champagne or sparkling wine
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Gold sprinkles, for decorating



Heat oven to 375°. Place 12 liners in a standard-size muffin pan. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes with a hand mixer. Beat in egg and egg whites for 3 minutes, until pale yellow. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Beat in Champagne and vanilla until blended.

Pour batter evenly into liners (batter should come ¾ of the way to the top of each liner). Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Place sugar, egg whites, Champagne, cream of tartar and salt in the top of a double boiler. (Alternately, place in a bowl above a small pot filled with 2 inches of simmering water.) Make sure top pan or bowl does not touch the water. Beat with a hand mixer on HIGH for 7 to 9 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes. Garnish with gold sprinkles.



  1. L love your store in Bainbridge but look forward to your new store in Chagrin Falls ! i am a customer of Heinens since 30 years and Tom Heinen was my neighbor for many years! I love your recepis they are fabuleous and delicious ! Thank you so much . i live in Chagrin Falls ! Evelin von Saucken

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Evelin! Let us know if there’s ever a recipe you’ve been wondering about making and we’ll consider creating it. We hope you have a great holiday season.

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