Champagne Mug Cake

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Here is one more New Year’s Eve recipe idea: champagne flavored mug cakes cooked directly in champagne flutes. You can top them with a light champagne cream frosting and some silver sprinkles.
photo of two champagne mug cakes in champagne glasses topped with whipped cream and silver sprinkles
It’s back to normal life in San Diego for me. I am missing my family and my dog though. I am especially sad that my dog refused to say bye to me. Does this happen to anyone else? She gets mad that I’m leaving her, so she refuses to acknowledge or look at me and when I try to hug her bye– she turns her head away. It makes me feel even sadder!
photo of a dog wrapped in a blue blanket
How can I say no to this face?

close-up photo of a champagne mug cake
One of the traditions my family used to always have during New Year’s Eve was to toast with champagne at midnight. Even though I won’t be spending New Year’s Eve with them this year, I still buy champagne every year for a midnight toast. And I plan on making these cakes too.
close-up photo of a champagne mug cake
Because alcohol tends to disappear during cooking, the cake itself doesn’t have that much champagne flavor, but you can taste the fizz from the bubbles in it, especially if you eat it shortly after it’s made. To help bring out the champagne flavor, I recommend you do the frosting, which has some champagne mixed it. It’s a really basic whipped cream frosting with a little bit of champagne added and it really brings the flavors together.

Just a reminder, this recipe is featured in my new cookbook* of nearly 100  mug cakes!

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Champagne Mug Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 11 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1

These champagne flavored mug cakes cook directly in champagne flutes. You can top them with a light champagne cream frosting and some silver sprinkles for a fun New Year's Eve dessert.

Ingredients:

for the cake

  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp dry champagne
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

for the frosting (serves 2)

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp dry champagne
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. For the cake: Combine all ingredients into an oversized microwave-safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. If desired, pour batter into a full-sized champagne flute (at least 6 oz). Make sure the batter only fills up half of the flute as it will likely rise past the top when finished cooking. 

  2. Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute. Top of cake should be dry. If cakes have risen past the rim, you can push them back down before frosting. Cakes are best consumed soon after being cooked otherwise, they lose the champagne flavor and fizz.

  3. To make the frosting: combine frosting ingredients into the bowl of stand mixer and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Let cake cool a few minutes before frosting tops of cakes. 

Notes:

  • For best results use a freshly popped open bottle of bubbly. If your champagne has started to go flat, it will be very hard to taste it in the cake.
  • I highly recommend you make this with the frosting otherwise the cake is quite plain and the champagne flavor very faint. Also please don't make these too far ahead of time, as the cakes will lose their fizz and champagne flavor. 

 

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13 comments on “Champagne Mug Cake”

  1. These are soooo pretty! And yes, my cats do that too. If we’re gone too long we can always expect to come home to a gross surprise on the floor somewhere….

  2. Dogs all do this, to say goodbye to you means they are ok with you going, and they are telling you loud and clear that they aren’t ok about you leaving. They don’t like their family being apart. It’s that pack instinct. It’s right to the bone. 
    But they know you love them. 

    • thanks for the insight. She’s the only dog I’ve ever had so I didn’t know if this is common behavior. I know she hates it when one of us leaves, but it makes it extra hard to say bye when she won’t acknowledge me!

  3. These champagne mug cakes look awesome!

  4. The way the cake looks in the champagne glass is so pretty. I didn’t know those could be microwaved because the the glasses look so delicate.

    Awwww, your dog….

    • I was actually really nervous about microwaving the glass, but I’ve done it a couple times now without an issue. i think as long as you use a sturdy glass one and not a flimsy thin one, you should be okay since it’s only 1 minute.

  5. Hello, fellow San Diegan! 

    Though I missed this for New Years, seem like it’d be great for almost any celebration. But do you know if there’s a way to do this without a microwave? I don’t have one and it kills me because there are so many awesome mug cakes out there!

    • some mug cakes can be made in the oven, but i have not tried with this one. I would not recommend making them in the glasses in the oven though. also I dont know if the champagne flavor will remain if it’s cooked so long, which it would need, if it was cooked in the oven

  6. Hi there!^__^ 
    Your mug cakes look so fabulous and delicious that I want to grab them out of my computer screen (haha)
    Anyways, I don’t really feel like using mugs because I don’t want to wash them. So I’m wondering if this will working in a glass baking pan? Like a pyrex glass bowl or rectangular pan?
    Thanks so much~~
    Emily 

  7. I want to make this for my friend’s birthday party champagne brunch party. Do you think they will hold for a few hours? Can I make them the morning of the brunch?

    • the cake should hold up for a few hours but the fizzy feeling when you eat it probably won’t. That only lasts a little bit after cooking, much like if you left champagne laying out and it loses its fizz.

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