Prosecco Cupcakes | Gluten Free & Vegan
Pop the bubbly, pour some in a glass and the rest in these fun delicious gluten free and vegan Prosecco Cupcakes. A great treat for celebrations, or when you’re looking for that simple and classy dessert, these cupcakes are great for everyone on your guest list.
I love a good glass of bubbly, but one of the problems I have when I open a bottle of Prosecco is that if you don’t drink it out one time it gets flat and looses its flavour. There’s nothing good about a flat glass of Prosecco.
So the question was, what could I create using Prosecco and it hit me. Cupcakes!! You’ve heard of Champagne cupcakes and with Prosecco being so similar to Champagne it seemed like the perfect fit.
Gluten Free & Vegan Prosecco Cupcakes for the win!
It also seemed like a great recipe to make with valentine’s day just around the corner. And to make it just a little more V-Day festive, we added some heart sprinkles, so when they are cut they have have these beautiful pink and red specks throughout. A beautiful contrast with the lightness of the sponge cake.
The great thing about these cupcakes as well are that they can be made for any occasion, not only valentines’s day. Simply change the color sprinkles or leave them out and you’ve got a beautifully delicate cupcake with a unique flavour.
Baking with Prosecco
When baking with alcohol, once the cakes hit the oven the alcohol is evaporated leaving only the flavor behind. However, if you would like to omit the alcohol completely, you can substitute the Prosecco for ginger ale or white sparkling grape juice.
My only drawback with this change is the increased sweetness level of the cake. Prosecco tends to be on the drier side, which gives these cupcakes a nice balanced sweetness level.
Frosting and Decoration
These cupcakes are topped with a Vegan Prosecco Frosting to complement the cupcakes. But a plain buttercream can work as well, simply leave out the Prosecco in frosting and add dairy free milk instead.