Need a fun and festive dessert idea?? These Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream are the perfect recipe for all your celebration needs!
Alcohol infused cupcakes are a fun dessert to serve for any occasion and they are super easy to make with boxed cake mix!
This post was originally published on December 23, 2019 and has now been updated with better step-by-step instructions.
Whether you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or throwing a bridal shower, these boozy cupcakes are the perfect treat!
The flavor is delicious and I warn you, people will probably start requesting that you bring these gourmet cupcakes to all the parties!
Prosecco Cupcakes are So Fun!
This Prosecco Cupcakes Recipe is such a fun idea for all kinds of parties. It really doesn’t require any extra effort but they seem extra special and sort of fancy. (And who doesn’t love low-key fancy).
By just adding a little bit of Prosecco, you turn a classic vanilla cupcake into something with a little more pizzazz.
I love an easy dessert idea that feels a little flashy. I’m not a dessert show-off. But it is fun to have people be excited about the treat you bring to a get-together.
For the Cupcakes
For the Frosting
Because it really doesn’t matter what cake mix you use, you’ll want to go by the directions on the back of the box you are using.
Mine called for 3 eggs and 1/2 cup oil. But yours might be a little different.
Where it calls out the water, just swap in the Prosecco instead. Yum.
There is more than enough in one bottle to make this recipe.
In fact, you’ll even have a few glasses for you to sip on as you make this…
How to Make Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream
Preheat the oven based on the directions on your boxed cake mix.
Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Make the cake based on the box, however, use Prosecco in place of the water.
Fill the muffin cups about 1/2 full.
Bake according to the box (usually around 25 minutes).
Remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and cool completely.
To make the frosting
In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add in Prosecco starting with 1 tsp at a time and checking for flavor.
Add the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time, mixing by hand so it doesn’t blow everywhere then with the mixer to get it really smooth.
Add powdered sugar until you get the taste and consistency you like (for me it was about 4 cups).
To frost the cupcakes, go by your personal skill level.
For me, that is usually putting the buttercream into a plastic zipper bag and cutting the end off and praying for somewhat of a professional-looking frosting swirl.
or you can use a piping bag. It’s up to you. I prefer to have someone else decorate them like I did here…
A few pretty sprinkles and these easy Prosecco Cupcakes are done and ready to party.
They’re perfect for nights like New Year’s Eve where you want things to feel extra special.
These are perfectly celebratory.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prosecco is really just the Italian version of Champagne. You don’t have to buy expensive bottles, but it should be a wine that tastes good on its own. It will be mixed with other flavors but it should be palatable. La Marca is a great price point with a delicious flavor. And they sell it in individual-sized bottles which is perfect for baking.
If you don’t have Prosecco you can substitute any other sparkling wine.
For example, you can use sparkling wine made in California, Cava which is sparkling wine from Spain, Moscato (a sweeter Italian sparkling wine), Champagne from France, etc.
Yes! While you can sometimes buy flavorings or extracts that taste like different alcohols, I prefer to use the real thing. I used about 5 tsp of Prosecco to get the flavor I wanted.
And while they are easy enough to make all the time, these are best kept as a special occasion dessert to bring out to impress your guests.
These fun Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream are my go-to dessert for parties and celebrations! They’re a real showstopper!
Easy Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream
For Prosecco Cupcakes
- Preheat oven based on the directions on your boxed cake mix.
- Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Make the cake based on the box, however use Prosecco in place of the water.
- Fill the muffin cups about 1/2 full.
- Bake according to the box (usually around 25 minutes).
Remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and cool completely. For Frosting:
- In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Add in Prosecco starting with 1 tsp at a time and checking for flavor. (Add more as needed – probably around 5 tsp total).
- Add the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time, mixing by hand so it doesn’t blow everywhere then with the mixer to get it really smooth.
- Add powdered sugar until you get the taste and consistency you like (for me it was about 4 cups).