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.
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 compiled by Genevieve Gralton.