Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

Yippee – it’s finally starting to feel like summer here in England, and I can’t think of a better time for baking these cupcakes.

Every year I have a favourite cupcake, and every summer I always eat way too many of them! Oops! Last year it was these strawberry cupcakes and the previous year lemon cupcakes.

Something they all have in common is that they are all made with fresh ‘real’ ingredients and these cupcakes are perfect for those lovely summer days where you just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a piece of cake.

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

Just when I thought I couldn’t get more excited about baking than I already am, the thought of actually adding Prosecco to a cake was literally the best thing ever! The Prosecco buttercream offers something a little more exciting and the orange zesty tang of the cupcake produces a delicious well-balanced combination with the sweet raspberries.

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

They are quite simply, to-die-for. No exaggeration!

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

One last thing before I get to the recipe sharing part… cakes with fruit in tend to shrink down after they cool…have you ever noticed that? So I turned up the oven a notch and baked them hotter and for a shorter period of time.   This seemed to help them keep their shape and stopped the shrinkage! Depending on how your oven cooks you may want to try doing the same.

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 large orange
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste
  • 1 tbsp buttermilk a dash of milk would work fine too
  • 180 g self raising flour
  • 100 g raspberries plus another 12 for decoration

For the buttercream

  • 250 g butter
  • 550 g icing sugar
  • 8 tbsp prosecco

Method 

For the cupcakes:

1. Preheat oven to 170°C fan and line your tray with your choice of cupcake cases.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Then add the vanilla and buttermilk & mix.

4. Juice the orange and add to the mixture being careful not to get any pips in, mix briefly.  (If you’d like a stronger orange taste then I’d suggest using an extract).

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

5. Add your sieved flour and mix slowly until just combined.

6. Using an ice-cream scoop for consistency add one scoop to each cupcake case. (If you use a spoon they should be around two-thirds full)

7. Poke a raspberry in each cupcake, or two if you prefer! (Make sure it’s not floating on top, but also that it doesn’t go right to the bottom)

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

Mason Cash bowls available here

8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.

9. Remove cupcakes from your tray and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

To make your buttercream:

1. Beat your butter on its own until completely smooth and a little paler than normal.

2. Add half of your icing sugar and mix well. Repeat this until all of the icing sugar has been added. (I use a little more icing sugar than normal in the recipe to avoid it being too runny.  If you find it too sweet replace half of your butter with salted butter)

3. Add one table-spoon of Prosecco to your buttercream at a time.  I stopped at 8 as this tasted just right for me, but having a little taste as you go (any excuse) 😉

4. Pipe on to your cupcakes, or using the back of spoon swirl it on…that’s what I’ve done here.

Raspberry & Orange Cupcakes with Prosecco Buttercream

Happy indulging!

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On a completely separate note all the photos in this post were taken on a iPhone 7 plus phone which was sent to me from the Three network to review and have a little play.  I never thought I’d get along with such a big phone but I am totally in love with it! My Canon is feeling seriously left out lately! The focus, the light, and the portrait mode – amazing.  For anyone keen on taking good photos, especially if you have a busy life and it’s sometimes difficult to set up your big camera – this phone is the answer!

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37 Comments

  1. 15th June 2017 / 1:39 pm

    These sound amazing….will have to try them for sure 🙂

  2. Eva
    15th June 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Oh my! This sounds heavenly gorgeous. And not too complicated either. Win-win, will try it for sure.

  3. 15th June 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Omygoodness this looks amazing. Going to try this out x

  4. 15th June 2017 / 2:02 pm

    These look divine! I’m sitting here having some coffee and thinking it would be so perfect to have one right now. I nice sweet brunch snack!

  5. 15th June 2017 / 2:25 pm

    These look gorgeous and they look like they taste amazing, too! I will have to give this a go!

  6. 15th June 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Oh my! This looks like heaven! If I even attempt to make this, I’ll have to make sure I keep it to myself and not share with my husband, especially my 6-year-old daughter 🙂 – Dean of Little Steps.

  7. MissHarleyRose
    15th June 2017 / 3:36 pm

    These look like actual heaven!!!

    • hellocuppies
      15th June 2017 / 3:54 pm

      They taste it too

  8. 15th June 2017 / 3:41 pm

    These look soooo good! Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits. I’d love to make these sometime soon 🙂

    • hellocuppies
      15th June 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Me too, I hope you do x

  9. My Feet Will Lead Me
    15th June 2017 / 4:04 pm

    These seriously look divine! Natalie, I’m drooling! Glad to have found your blog and will hopefully try this recipe soon!

  10. 15th June 2017 / 4:22 pm

    These look delish! I love love love raspberries, so I will surely be trying this recipe soon 🙂

  11. 15th June 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Those look so yummy and elegant. I deftinely have to try!

  12. Rik Le Tourneau
    15th June 2017 / 4:58 pm

    These look amazing. I’ll try these this weekend.

  13. rinalosingit
    15th June 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Those look beautiful! My raspberry obsessed hubby would be obsessed!

  14. anniesnomsblog
    15th June 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I love this flavour combo!! And you are killing my with the prosecco buttercream; so amazing!! These are such glorious cupcakes! 😀

  15. 15th June 2017 / 8:44 pm

    These sound amazing, and Prosecco buttercream?! Sign me up!
    Dani x

  16. ohshesahotmess
    16th June 2017 / 1:21 am

    Well now that I am drooling over here! I love raspberry and orange anything!

  17. 16th June 2017 / 1:29 am

    These look AMAZING! Fab photos – Vivian

  18. 17th June 2017 / 6:17 pm

    These look absolutely scrumptious! Will have to try them this summer x

  19. 18th June 2017 / 9:09 am

    These look incredible, off to buy the ingredients so that we can try them out x

  20. 18th June 2017 / 7:54 pm

    These sound delicious and would be perfect for Summer parties! Especially with the prosecco! xo

  21. 21st June 2017 / 1:56 pm

    These look absolutely fantastic!!!! I love anything lemon so I’m putting these on my to-try list!

  22. 29th June 2017 / 7:56 am

    Oh my goodness I am loving the sound of this, especially the Prosecco buttercream! I have a bottle of Prosecco in my fridge, I am inspired!

  23. Jagruti
    29th June 2017 / 11:17 am

    these cakes looks gorgeous..do you mind if if I grab couple of them 🙂

  24. 8th July 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Oo these look and sound incredible – love the addition of prosecco in the buttercream 🙂

  25. 8th July 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I will definitely be giving these ago, they sound delicious 🙂

  26. 13th July 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I couldn’t not click on this link – Prosecco buttercream??? I’ve been missing out for so long! Love the little raspberries in the centres.

  27. 14th July 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Oh my, your pictures are mouth watering~
    I bookmarked this recipe and i’ll try it out in the weekend ^_^

  28. 15th July 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Oh MY giddy aunt! These sound to die for. I literally NEED to eat all of these! ALL OF THEM! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

    • hellocuppies
      7th August 2017 / 8:53 am

      thank you Sarah x

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