I remember reading a couple of years ago that the Co-op sold more prosecco than milk in the week leading up to Christmas. It just shows how much we love a tasty glass of fizz at this time of year! These Prosecco & Strawberry Cupcakes are a perfect way to celebrate over the festive season and an even better way to ring in the new year! I think they would go down a storm at a new year’s eve party! The prosecco flavour comes from a flavouring extract I got in Sainsburys. It’s amazing how much it tastes and smells like prosecco! I’ve seen other extracts around the web and I’ve heard that Lakeland also do a ready made prosecco buttercream. My Prosecco & Strawberry Cupcakes are filled with strawberry jam and topped with a fresh strawberry plus some gold star sprinkles to make them look ready for a party!
To make the sponge I creamed together the butter and caster sugar.
Then I added the eggs and prosecco extract, and whisked everything together.
Finally I whisked in the flour. I separated the mixture between the cupcake cases. I used rose gold shiny ones for extra glamour!
They baked on 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes.
Once they were fully cool I used a cupcake corer to make a hole in the centre of each cake, then I filled the hole with strawberry jam.
To make the buttercream I mixed together the icing sugar, butter and prosecco extract until it was smooth. I piped it on top of each cupcake.
I added the fresh strawberries and gold star sprinkles and the Prosecco & Strawberry Cupcakes were ready to party!
These Prosecco & Strawberry Cupcakes were absolutely yummy! The fruity jam centre is so delicious, and the prosecco flavour from the extract is stunningly similar to the real thing. They are sure to make any party extra special and glamourous. Serve with a glass of prosecco, of course!
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Prosecco & Strawberry Cupcakes
For the sponge
- 175 g Butter or baking spread
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 175 g Self raising flour
- 2 tsp Prosecco extract
For the buttercream
- 400 g Icing sugar
- 200 g Butter or baking spread
- 2 tsp Prosecco extract
Decoration & Filling
- 12 Fresh strawberries
- 200 g Strawberry Jam
- Gold star sprinkles optional
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases
To make the sponge, creamed together the butter and caster sugar using a wooden or silicone spoon until fully combined and fluffy
Add the eggs and prosecco extract, and whisk everything together until smooth
Whisk in the flour until fully mixed in
Divide the mixture between the cupcake cases
Baked them for 20 minutes, or until golden and a thin skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let them cool fully
Use a cupcake corer or a knife to make a hole in the centre of each cake, then fill the holes with the strawberry jam
To make the buttercream, mix together the icing sugar, butter and prosecco extract until smooth. Put into a piping bag fitted with your chosen nozzle and pipe it on top of each cupcake
Add the fresh strawberries and gold star sprinkles on top and you are ready to party!
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