Champagne-Vanilla Cupcakes

One of my friends gave me a Food Network Magazine and some of the recipes caught my eye. Under their Fun Cooking section was a series of recipes titled A Year of Cupcakes. I thought my family would enjoy cupcakes monthly.

January’s selection is Champagne-Vanilla. The reviews on the website were terrible so I was a little hesitant to make them but with ingredients like sparkling wine, butter, vanilla bean and heavy cream I thought what could be bad. I am glad I ignored the negative reviews as we thought they were great. The cake portion with the addition of sparkling wine is more muffin-like than cake but still good with the seeds from a whole vanilla bean. The frosting is a cooked custard with the addition of heavy whipped cream. I thought the frosting was the best. If you are looking for something different and unique then I recommend this one. The recipe is available on the Food Network website

Up next: Chocolate-Strawberry Cupcakes

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