Prosecco Cupcakes!

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Boozy Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Soaked Sponges, Prosecco Buttercream Frosting, and more! The perfect cupcakes for any celebration!

Christmas has only just gone, it’s the new year, it’s January. Yep, in case you hadn’t realised… it’s not just any New Years, it’s the beginning of a new decade, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. 

I still remember being at a party for the 1999-2000 new year, even though I was only 7 at the time, and how on earth has it been twenty entire years since then?! My mind can’t quite comprehend how quickly the time has gone and it’s actually insane!

I decided the perfect way to celebrate the new decade was with a recipe that everyone has been requesting for a very long time – Prosecco Cupcakes! It seems the ideal time to post it and it is delicious too. 

I decided to go with cupcakes for this recipe, as it’s such an easy thing to bake for a crowd – you don’t need to separate and slice a cake, you can just hand out the cupcakes as you go! 

I’ve made a champagne cheesecake before (which you can obviously use Prosecco for instead), and a raspberry & Prosecco trifle – but never a real “bake”! I thought cupcakes would be cute – and I just love how they turned out!

I know I will get jokes about how the Prosecco will never make it to the cupcakes, but when you’ve just got married like me and have quite a few leftover bottles of Prosecco, you won’t have an issue! Honestly, we overbought, and had some left as we expected… but wow. 

What Prosecco you use doesn’t really matter – it’s not the sort of bake where you will really get a strong flavour of the type of Prosecco, more just a general flavour – so don’t worry about using the most expensive on this.

You can swap it to a rose Prosecco for example, but again, the flavour might not be so prominent to be able to tell which one it is. Also, you can easily swap for Champagne or any sparkling wine! Either way, it’s damn delicious!

The buttercream will be slightly slacker than usual, as you have put in liquid. YOU MUST USE REAL BUTTER. I can not stress this enough – you need to use UNSALTED BUTTER. Not any spread, of any kind. If you use a spread, or a dairy-free spread and so on… it might well be a sloppy mess. You have been warned!

Either way, I hope you all had a fantastic 2019, and have a wonderful 2020! x

Prosecco Cupcakes!

Boozy Prosecco Cupcakes with Prosecco Soaked Sponges, Prosecco Buttercream Frosting, and more! The perfect cupcakes for any celebration!
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Category: Cupcakes
Type: Cupcakes
Keyword: Prosecco
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 150 g Self Raising Flour
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 2 tsp Prosecco Flavouring (optional - replace with 1/2tsp Vanilla)

Prosecco Drizzle

  • 150 ml Prosecco
  • 150 g Caster Sugar


  • 200 g Unsalted Butter
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp Prosecco Drizzle (above)


  • Prosecco soaked Raspberries
  • Sprinkles
  • Prosecco Truffles


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and get 12 cupcake cases ready!
  • Beat together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your flour, eggs and flavouring and beat again till smooth!
  • Split evenly between the cupcake cases and bake for 17-20 minutes - I usually do 18 minutes!
  • Whilst the cupcakes are baking, make your drizzle.
  • Add your prosecco and sugar to a small pan, and heat on a low-medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. (Reserve 4-5tbsp for later!)
  • Once the cupcakes have baked, remove from the oven. Drizzle the drizzle over and leave to cool fully!

For the Decoration

  • Beat your butter on it's own till lovely and supple. Room temperature butter is best - do NOT use any form of spread.
  • Once beaten, add in the icing sugar and beat again till lovely!
  • Slowly add in the prosecco drizzle, until you reach your desired buttercream! The more you add, the softer your buttercream will be, so I don't generally do more than 5tbsp!
  • Pipe the buttercream onto your cupcakes - I used a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip!
  • Decorate with whatever you fancy - I used some Prosecco Truffles, prosecco soaked raspberries, and some sprinkles!


Nutrition Facts
Prosecco Cupcakes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 796IU16%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Caroline
    September 27, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    How long will the drizzle keep for
    Thank you.
    Love your recipes.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 30, 2020 at 10:37 am

      I’m not 100% sure – I would say in the fridge it would easily last 4-5 days! x

    • Caroline
      October 8, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      Does the drizzle give it stronger flavour. I’m making this for friends birthday.
      Thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 9, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Yes it does!

  • Mark
    September 5, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Safe for children to eat?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 5, 2020 at 9:16 am

      As they do have alcohol in them I would say it’s up to your own discretion whether you let your children have them.

    June 8, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    4 stars
    A really easy cupcake recipe to follow however the prosecco flavouring in the cupcake itself didn’t make it taste too nice but that’s just my taste buds. I’ll stick to simple vanilla next time 🙂

  • Cody Mcmurtry
    May 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm


    Can I ask, what is prosecco flavouring? What to make sure it get these perfect!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      It’s a flavouring, just like vanilla, but it’s Prosecco flavoured!

  • Karen
    March 19, 2020 at 7:46 am

    5 stars
    Hi Jane
    Want to turn this yummy recipe into a 50th Birthday Cake for my friend. What changes would you recommend to turn it from cupcake to three layer cake?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      I usually say one batch of cupcakes = 1 layer of an 8″ cake! Bake for about 35 minutes or so, but otherwise everything else is the same!

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