Friday, May 6, 2011

{Sweet Treats Recipe} Mimosa Cupcakes for Mother's Day

I made these Mimosa cupcakes last year for my good friend's Big Hat Brunch and thought they would also make a perfect treat for a Mother's Day Brunch. 

Mimosa Cupcakes (Updated as of 5/13/2011)*

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 Cup Champagne
1/4 Cups Fresh Squeezed OJ
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
2 Tbsp Orange Zest
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp. Orange Extract

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2. Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl, set aside.
3. In a separate bowl mix sugar, eggs, champagne, OJ, oil, zest and extracts until well combined.
4. Combine wet ingredients to dry, mix on medium speed in two additions, scraping bowl between additions.
5. Add batter to liners and bake for about 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Allow cupcakes to cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on the rack before frosting.

*(Editor's Note: This recipe has been updated as of 5/13/11 - the original published recipe included 1/2 cup Buttermilk, which is NOT supposed to be in the list of ingredients.  Sorry for any inconvenience>)

Champagne Frosting

1/2 Cup Softened Butter
1/2 Tsp. Orange Extract
6 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp. Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
Champagne Syrup (Recipe Follows)
Orange segments (optional)

Starting out with butter, creamed, combine all the remaining ingredients together until well blended and frosting has a creamy texture.   Drizzle with Champagne Syrup and top with orange segments.

Champagne Syrup

3/4 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Champagne
Directions: In a medium saucepan combine sugar and champagne. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. 
 * I recommend LorAnn Flavorings - be cautious when adding to mixture as the flavors are highly concentrated and too much can ruin the taste.  Be sure to test the frosting as you add the flavoring.


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