Hump Day Snack: Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle

You'll most likely be popping bottles of champagne for a midnight toast, but try your hand at these Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle for a festive and delicious New Year's Eve treat.
By: Jamie Lisanti
Champagne Cupcakes

You'll most likely be popping bottles of champagne to fill up your glasses for a toast at midnight. For a sensational, sweet complement, try these  Champagne Cupcakes with Spun-Sugar Sparkle. Instead of ordinary batter, use sugar, butter, flour, egg whites and almost a full cup of your favorite variety of champagne (try a light pink rosé or a traditional brut). Add a few tablespoons of the champagne into a simple buttercream frosting recipe keep the theme going. For the grand finale, spin sugar to resemble fireworks. With a finished cupcake in one hand and a full glass of champagne in the other, toast to health and happiness in 2015. Happy New Year!

For more ways to use your booze and bubbly for your New Year's parties, try out some of Cooking Channel's best celebratory recipes:

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