Champagne Cupcakes

What better way to ring in a 21st birthday party than with an alcohol infused cake? Try making these fast, easy Champagne cupcakes as part of the festivities! If you are giving the cake as a gift, cake tins or a cup-cake stand would make great additions. Click here for more 21st birthday present ideas.

Champagne Cupcakes

1 package vanilla cake mix
1 1/3 cups champagne*
3 egg whites
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon grated orange zest

* Champagne can be substituted for sparkling grape juice

Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Grease two round cake pans or put liners into standard muffin/cupcake tins. 

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, champagne, egg whites, oil and zest. Beat with electric mixer (if you have it) for about 2 minutes. Pour into cake pans or spoon into cupcake liners. Bake for 18 minutes for cupcakes or 25 for cake. Cool in pans for 5-10 minutes, remove and let cool completely.

Frost with your favorite whipped or buttercream frosting and enjoy!


Images courtesy of Stephen VanHorn, Nathan Branch, Jen Steele and Michele Scola.

Images compiled by Genevieve Gralton.