Our Very Vanilla Champagne Cupcakes are made using Rodelle’s Vanilla Beans, Paste and Extract! If you love vanilla and soft fluffy cupcakes piled high with creamy sweet vanilla-flecked buttercream, this recipe is for you. The cupcakes are simple to make and require no creaming so they are perfect for the amateur baker. Despite the simple techniques, these cupcakes radiate five-star status because they are made with sparkling champagne. The addition of oil makes for the moistest cupcakes too. Our cupcakes are ones you will want to make year-round for all celebrations.
- 60 mins
- 18 servings
For the cupcakes
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (205 g)
- 1 cup sugar (230 g)
- 1 tsp baking powder (4 g)
- ½ tsp baking soda (3 g)
- 2 large eggs (100 g)
- 2 tsp Rodelle Vanilla Paste (10 ml)
- 1 ½ tsp Rodelle Vanilla Extract (7.5 ml)
- ¼ cup avocado oil (59 ml)
- ½ cup whole milk (118 ml)
- ½ cup champagne (118 ml)
For the buttercream
- 4 cups powdered sugar (480 g)
- 1 cup salted butter (226g)
- 4 tbsp whole milk (60 ml)
- 1 Rodelle Vanilla Bean (3 g)
- Preheat an oven to 350 F. Line a 12-count cupcake pan with liners. Combine the all-purpose flour through the baking soda in a mixing bowl.
- Beat the eggs and both vanillas in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add in the avocado oil and beat well. Then add in the whole milk and champagne. Beat to combine.
- Add in the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
- Fill the liners ⅔ of the way full. Bake for 14-15 minutes until lightly golden on the very edges and cooked through. The cupcakes should still look pale in color.
- Combine the ingredients for the buttercream. Beat for 7-10 minutes until extremely light and fluffy. Fill a large piping bag fitted with a star tip (Wilton # 826) with the buttercream. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes in a swirl pattern ending in the middle. Pull the piping tip straight up to make a point.
- Be sure to use room temperature butter and beat the ingredients for the entire length of time for the fluffiest buttercream frosting! If not using salted butter, be sure to add a pinch of salt to make the frosting extra delicious.