{taste this} "The Mrs." strawberry champagne cupcakes

Love is definitely in the air (and in the blogosphere) as Valentines Day draws closer … and it is no exception here at shaken together.  Oh!  And welcome to {taste this}!  Have you met our resident sweet little newlyweds?


Last week, I introduced “The Mr.” – a delicious maple cupcake with maple buttercream and crispy bacon crumbles.  This week, we’ll meet his counterpart, the strawberry champagne lovely “The Mrs.”


I know these look good enough to eat, so let’s get this cupcake train started!!

“The Mrs.” Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

Just like The Mr. these start with good ol’ fashioned French Vanilla cupcakes.  Use a boxed cake mix or your favorite ‘from scratch’ recipe.  While these are baking and cooling, put together the strawberry champagne filling.

Strawberry Champagne Filling

  • 1 16 oz. carton of fresh strawberries, chopped (you can also use a small bag of frozen strawberries)
  • 1 oz. champagne/sparkling wine (or 1 tsp. champagne flavored extract)
  • cornstarch slurry (mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch to about 1/4 cup water)

Place the strawberries in a small sauce pan and heat until the berries have cooked and broken down a bit.  Remove from the heat.  Add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the filling.  Use your blender or hand mixer to blend the filling until it is smoother but still has tiny pieces of berries.  Stir in champagne or champagne extract.  Store in the fridge until ready to eat.

And just for the record, you can use the leftover filling on yogurt, in smoothies or to serve alongside the cupcakes for a little extra indulgence.   

Now that your cupcakes are cool, core each cupcake.  Use a cupcake corer (got one for Christmas from the Bakerista – LOVE!) or a small paring knife to remove the center of each cupcake and hang onto the little cupcake smidgen.

Fill each cupcake with the strawberry champagne filling and replace the cake piece.


Whip up a batch of your favorite vanilla butter cream frosting and add a teaspoon of champagne extract if you really want these to be decadent!  Immediately before serving, top each cupcake with a sliced and fanned strawberry and these ladies are ready for a night out on the town!

These were a hit with everyone who tried them and would make the perfect treat for a Valentines party, bridal shower or engagement party, tea party or Sunday Southern brunch.  Hope you were inspired to {taste this}!


These were shared at all the blogs/parties on my Link page!

Comments

  1. very fitting for a queen! sounds divine! ;)

    http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

  2. Adore the cupcakes!Now following :)
    I have a cooking blog and would love if you would stop by sometime!http://onceamomalwaysacook.blogspot.com/

  3. Delicious! I love strawberries and champagne. Especially in a cupcake! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  4. THese look seriously delicious. Beautifully done, almost artwork.
    Best,
    Jenn @ JustAddWaterSilly.com hopping from GingerSnaps

  5. Jenn again, I’m also a happy new follower of your fantastic blog! Can’t wait to come back.
    :o )
    Jenn @ JustAddWaterSilly.com

  6. YUM!… Yum, yum, yum!!! It looks wonderful – I wish there was an “instant-make” version because my sweet tooth has been triggered. ;)

  7. These look yummy!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  8. those would be perfect of a tea party or baby shower, thanks for the perfect idea!

  9. Oh my YUM!! These look so good!! And elegant, too! :) What a tasty cupcake. Thanks for linking up to Oopsey Daisy!

  10. These look very tempting. I must try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    I found this post via Someday Craft’s Whatever Goes Wednesday.

  11. Ohhhhh, how delightful! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing and for the recipe! Delish!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Will you come share at my place today?
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

  12. I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party! http://www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

  13. nice post
    new follower of ur blog
    now follow my blog
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  14. Holy cow, those look and sound so good!!!

  15. Um, I’d like to try one each of the Mr. & the Mrs., please. They sound great. So glad I found you at Sweet Treat Thursdays on Something Swanky.

  16. lovely….and soo fun! I like to have a special valentine
    meal and this would be the perfect dessert. thanks.
    I am your newer follower..pls follow back if you can.

  17. seems like a great way to use left over champagne

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/

  18. I can’t wait to try these with campagne after whatever meal I make for <3 day now I have to figure out what to make for dinner

  19. These look and sound so good!
    Thanks for linking them up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I shared these on AGI’s FB page.
    https://www.facebook.com/AGlimpseInside

  20. I love this post! I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

  21. sounds amazing! so glad you shared this-will have to try! xo

  22. These cupcakes are So Cuteeee!!!
    Thanks for linking up!

  23. I’m hungry, great pic’s

  24. These cupcakes look seriously tasty! What a fabulous idea! I’m definitely pinning this one!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  25. Oh my goodness, so yum looking!

  26. bravo–these look scrumptious!

    visiting via the girl creative and hope you’ll enter my kate spade & bling giveaway:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

  27. What a delicious and pretty cupcake to add to your Valentines dinner this year!!! Thank you so much for sharing with Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

  28. Congrats! You’ve been featured at The Kurtz Corner! Thanks for linking up, I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on :)

    Come check out your feature and link up! http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/01/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-21.html

    Your project has also been pinned! Check it out here and follow along! http://pinterest.com/audrakurtz/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

  29. These cupcakes looks amazing!! Bag the new years diet! YUM! ha ha We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another recipe! -The Sisters

  30. Those look fabulous – definitely sharing with my friends on Pinterest :)

    Stopping by from Cast Party Weds.

  31. I am making these today for all of my valentines (my sweetie and family) I am most excited!

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