Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes with Prosecco Frosting

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These strawberry and vanilla cupcakes are so fun to make and the best part is once they’re done you get to drink the leftover prosecco! So it’s a winner for me. Everyone loves a glass of fizz with a strawberry dropped in. So this is my version of that in a cupcake. They are so fluffy and light and with that fresh strawberry inside you get a great texture and crunch. Plus with that prosecco frosting it really does taste like you’re sipping it out of a glass!

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The summer months are approaching! Hopefully we’ll have some lovely weather with lots of sun, as all it seems to have done where I live in Worcester is rain! These cakes would be great for any celebration – perfect for a birthday, summer party, afternoon tea and to give to friends or family as a gift.

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I made mine and took them round to a friend’s house where we were having a girly catch up followed by a curry.

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When I was making the frosting, I wasn’t sure how much prosecco to add so I did it a tablespoon at a time as I didn’t want it to go too runny. I got to 3 tablespoons and still couldn’t taste it. I asked Dean what he thought and he agreed, so we kept on going. The flavour was subtle but gave the frosting a sweet taste. I didn’t want to keep adding more as I didn’t want the frosting to become to runny that I couldn’t pipe it. I played safe but if you fancy a bit more of a boozy frosting then give it a go and let me know how it turns out!

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We were all stuffed from our takeaway curry – it was so good! My friend Kate had made a cardamom rice pudding for desert so we all had a small portion of that (it was delicious, I must get the recipe off her!). I was thinking to myself there’s no way I can eat cake as well! Everyone else decided to have one, so I couldn’t not have one of my own cakes!

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I just went with it, I surprised myself I really enjoyed it and the cake was so light it wasn’t a struggle to eat at all. The girls all said they loved it and could taste the prosecco so I was really pleased. I gave the rest of the cakes to family and friends and they all said they were a winner!

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You can decorate your cake which ever way you prefer I put pale pink rainbow dust on mine and I thought it added a really nice finish!

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Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes with Prosecco Frosting
Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes with Prosecco Frosting
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Course Desserts
Cuisine English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
cakes
Course Desserts
Cuisine English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
cakes
Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes with Prosecco Frosting
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 190°C / fan 170°C / gas 5. Butter a 12 hole muffin tin.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar with electric whisk (I use a Kitchen Aid).
  3. Add the eggs and mix.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, vanilla extract and continue to whisk together until everything is combined.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin tins and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and transfer to a metal rack. While your cakes are cooling make your prosecco frosting.
  7. Cream the butter on its own for about 5 minutes on a medium speed.
  8. Sift the icing sugar into the creamed butter and then mix together on a slow speed. Gradually increase the speed until it forms a thick paste.
  9. Add the prosecco and whisk together for one minute. Set aside.
  10. Cut a hole out of the centre of each cake and place a fresh strawberry into it. Make sure they are already washed, the green stalks are taken off and the top is sliced off.
  11. Once each cake has a strawberry in the centre, put your frosting into the piping bag with the nozzle of your choice. Pipe each cake and sprinkle with the pink dust.
  12. Serve and enjoy! The cupcakes should last for 2-3 days.
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Lucy

Hi I'm Lucy and I have always been into eating great food! I love all types of food (apart from bananas - yuck!) and am a big fan of enjoying everything in moderation - so yes I do eat naughty stuff too! My motto is to enjoy life and live it to the full which comes down to traveling all around the world experiencing different adventures - usually involving food!

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