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Party Cava Cupcakes

These Cava Cupcakes are super moist and full of flavor! Literally a way of eating your bubbles and use potential fizz leftovers. They’d be perfect as Christmas Eve or Boxing Day dessert.

Serves: 6


  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 2 tbsp champagne
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 teaspoons of Freixenet Cordon Negro. 


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and champagne and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
  • Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add cava and mix until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add a little more fizz, if needed, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Top cupcakes with icing.
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