My Prosecco cupcakes are fluffy and utterly heavenly, with a delicious Prosecco-infused strawberry filling and a delicate Prosecco buttercream. Perfect for toasting!
Baking for celebrations
There are times I never know quite what to bake for a celebration. Whether a special birthday or anniversary, or even an occasion like Christmas or Valentine’s, there’s so many options to choose from! When baking for more than a couple of people though, as much as I love larger cakes like my ever-popular ultimate chocolate fudge cake or this incredible Jamaican ginger cake, I actually love the flexibility that individual cupcakes offer. My favourites are my Black Forest cupcakes or even these Limoncello cupcakes, but for a truly special occasion, I’ll crack open a bottle to go with my baking 😂
So today, with the festive season looming, I thought I would share one of my extra special bakes with you: these beautiful Prosecco cupcakes. When I enjoy a glass of Prosecco, I like to pop a vibrant sweet strawberry in the glass first. If you’ve experienced this, you’re missing out on that last mouthful of delicious sweet berry soaked in bubbly Prosecco! 😉
And since I also like to replicate the bubbles of the drink in my bake, I just had to top these gorgeous little cupcakes with some popping candy for extra bubbly fun! Just be sure to use some that is coated so the moisture from your buttercream doesn’t set them off as soon as you sprinkle them on your cupcakes! I’ve used some from Honeyberry today, and I love how you can get them in different colours too 😍
How to make my prosecco cupcakes
So there are a few steps to making these prosecco cupcakes, but they’re super simple and totally worth the extra effort! First, you prepare your strawberry filling by soaking chopped strawberries in some prosecco, then you make and bake the cupcakes.
Once your cupcakes are cool you core and fill them with your boozy strawberries, brushing your cupcakes with some prosecco whilst you’re at it. Then pipe on a beautiful swirl of prosecco buttercream, garnish with a strawberry half and some popping candy, and you’re good to go!
So, all that’s left now is for the celebrations to begin!
Have a good one, my friends! x
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