Pear Champagne Cupcakes

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READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 34
    cups flour
  • 1 12
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 3
    firm-ish but ripe pears, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1
    cup champagne (your choice, cupcakes will taste similar to you particular choice)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In mixer (or just large bowl), cream butter and sugar until well mixed and airy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, making sure each one is full incorporated before adding next.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture making sure it is fully incorporated.
  • Stir in vanilla and champagne.
  • Stir in pears.
  • Scoop an even amount of dough into each cup.
  • Bake for about 16 minutes. I started checking around 12 just to be safe.
  • You want them to be golden in color.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and cool in tins for 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack.
  • When cupcakes are completely cooled, top with frosting.
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