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Peach Bellini Cupcakes

Peach Bellini Cupcakes

Do you have a ladies brunch coming up soon?  No?  Well, then you should plan one just so that you can make these cupcakes… they’re perfection!  So cute & classy… we love classy around here. ;)

I’m fairly certain that there is nothing better in life than having cupcakes with champagne.  See, told ya… perfection!  I thought about these a few weeks ago and then decided to google them before heading into the kitchen.  Google folks, it’s your bff.

Before I start baking I always do a quick search to see if someone has already come up with the idea that’s brewin’ in my head.  100% of the time (promise, 100%) I find something… it might not be exactly what I’m looking for, but probably something close.  I found a few recipes but these looked amazing and I actually had everything already, win x 2.

Peach Bellini Cupcakes
Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes

Peach Bellini Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup champagne or prosecco
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 medium peach, peeled and diced

Buttercream

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup champagne or prosecco
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon peach schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring (for a pretty pink color)
  • Pearl Nonpareils (for garnish)

Bellini

  • Chilled champagne or prosecco
  • Fine sugar
  • Peach schnapps
  • Fresh peaches, sliced

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners. In a medium sized bowl whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a standing bowl mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, combine the champagne and peach schnapps.
  4. With the mixer on low alternate adding the flour mixture and the champagne/peach schnapps in 3 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Gently fold in the diced peaches.
  6. Scoop batter into liners and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream

  1. Combine the butter and the vanilla in a standing bowl mixer and beat until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar to the standing bowl mixer 1 cup a time, with the mixer on low.
  3. Combine champagne or prosecco and peach schnapps in a small bowl and add to the mixer after the powdered sugar has been incorporated.
  4. Add milk and red food coloring and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Pipe with a large star tip and add nonpareils as a garnish.
  6. Enjoy with a peach bellini ;)

Bellini

  1. Dip rims of champagne flutes into fine sugar.
  2. Pour 1 ounce of peach schnapps into each glass.
  3. Fill flute with champagne and garnish with a fresh peach slice.

(Recipe Source: Sing For Your Supper)

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