Saturday, January 9, 2010

champagne cupcakes for new years

Cupcake Ingredients
2/3 c butter
1 1/2 c sugar
2 3/4 c flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 c champagne
6 large egg whites

1) Preheat oven 350 degrees

2) Cream butter and sugar together

3) Sift flour, baking powder and salt

4) Blend dry ingredients and butter and sugar

5) Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. fold white into batter in thirds

6) fill liners 3/4 full. Bake for 20 min

Frosting Ingredients

3/4 c vegetable shortening
12 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp champagne
4 1/2 c confectioners sugar

Beat sugar and shortening together. Add champagne, Slowly add sugar until smooth. Add additional champagne to achieve desired consistency

Black Bottom Cupcake on the "cupcake server"

taken from The Cupcake Project

For cake:

2 C flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 C butter, room temperature
1 1/3 C sugar
2 eggs
2/3 C plain yogurt
1 t vanilla extract
1/3 C milk
5 oz baking chocolate, melted
For goat cheese topping:
8 oz goat cheese (I used Ile de France goat cheese, but any non-flavored goat cheese would work)
1/3 C sugar
1 egg
2 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl.
Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and milk until blended.
Alternately fold in flour mixture and melted chocolate, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the goat cheese topping.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the topping onto the center of each cupcake.
Bake at 350 F for thirty minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.