Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes Recipe

Elevate your celebrations with these elegant Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes, infused with the bright flavors of fresh cranberries and champagne. Each cupcake combines the tangy taste of cranberries with the effervescence of champagne, crowned with a luxurious champagne-infused frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for holiday celebrations, New Year’s Eve, or any occasion that calls for a touch of sophistication and sparkle.


Sparkling Cranberries:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries


  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 7 tbsp champagne


  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp champagne


  1. Sparkling Cranberries: Simmer 1/2 cup sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly, add cranberries to coat, and refrigerate overnight. Roll in remaining sugar and set aside to dry.
  2. Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar, then mix in vanilla, sour cream, and orange zest. Add egg whites gradually. Combine dry ingredients separately, then alternate adding dry mix and combined orange juice and champagne to the batter. Fill cupcake liners and bake for 15-17 minutes.
  3. Frosting: Cook cranberries with water and sugar until they pop. Puree, strain, and cool. Beat butter and shortening, mix in powdered sugar and cranberry puree. Adjust consistency with champagne.
  4. Assemble: Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes and top with sparkling cranberries and orange slices.


  • Ensure ingredients like butter, eggs, and sour cream are at room temperature for a smoother batter.
  • For a more intense orange flavor, increase the amount of zest used.
  • Frost cupcakes just before serving to maintain the best texture and flavor.


Q: Can I use frozen cranberries for the recipe? A: Yes, frozen cranberries can be used for the frosting, but thaw and drain them well before cooking.

Q: How long can I store these cupcakes? A: Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow them to come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 57 minutes


  • Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • Dessert


  • Baking


  • American


  • Vegetarian


Cranberry Mimosa Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting are a decadent treat that perfectly blends the festive flavors of the season with the celebratory essence of champagne. Whether you’re toasting to a new year, celebrating a milestone, or simply in the mood for something uniquely delicious, these cupcakes are sure to dazzle and delight all who taste them. Enjoy the fusion of cranberry tartness and the light, bubbly sweetness of champagne in every bite!

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