Mimosa Cupcakes

Mimosa Cupcakes – Fluffy cupcakes with champagne and fresh orange juice in the batter topped with a light champagne buttercream frosting. Delicious and easy to make!

Mimosa Cupcakes

So in case you missed my Snickerdoodle Cupcakes this week, never fear! I have more cupcakes! So these are perfect for any champagne lovers out there so grab a glass and dig in! These mimosa cupcakes have a fluffy orange champagne cupcake base and are topped with a champagne buttercream and orange zest.  What could be better, right? I made these for a party a few weeks back and they were such a hit, I only had a chance to have one before they were gone! The pop of color from the orange curls on top is so fun! I had wanted to make candied orange curls for the top but completely ran out of time but I was happy with how these turned out!

This was my first time trying to bake with champagne, I had no idea you were supposed to boil it down if you use it in frosting so it was an interesting learning experience.  The combination of flavors in a mimosa between the champagne and orange works so well together, I would love to try experimenting baking with them a bit more down the road.

Looking for other dessert ideas? Make sure to check out my Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookie Cups, Chocolate Whoopie Pies, and Chai Macarons!

Tips on mimosa cupcakes recipe

  • Make sure you let your cupcakes cool completely before frosting.  You do not want your frosting to melt away.

Orange Mimosa Cupcakes

Yield: 16

Mimosa Cupcakes

Mimosa Cupcakes

Fluffy cupcakes with champagne and fresh orange juice in the batter topped with a light champagne buttercream frosting. Delicious and easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup champagne
  • 2 tbsp orange juice, freshly-squeezed
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp orange juice, freshly-squeezed
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir and then set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine butter, champagne, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, and sour cream. Mix well.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites with a hand mixer well until hard peaks form. Fold in the liquids until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Slowly fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  6. Once batter is well combined, scoop into lined muffin tins. Bake for 19-21 minutes.
  7. Let cool before frosting.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring champagne to a boil. Once champagne is boiling, let simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. If the champagne does not cool to either room temperature or colder, it will melt the frosting.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Slowly add in confectioners' sugar, orange juice, champagne and vanilla. Continue to mix until light and creamy.
  3. Transfer to a large piping bag fitted with an extra large tip to frost cupcakes. (optional)
  4. Top with a pinch of orange zest. (optional)

Mimosa Cupcakes Recipe

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  • Reply
    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertimte Dish
    September 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    These look and sound amazing!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    September 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    What a fun and celebratory fashion to enjoy cupcakes! Seriously, I think you have captured the whole idea behind cupcakes, with this mimosa-induced version. Fantastic job, love these!

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    September 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    These cupcakes have are so pretty and sound amazing!

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    September 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    These sound amazing!! I haven’t had mimosas in a long time. I have to bake and take these!

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    Debra C.
    September 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

    How delicious and so beautifully decorated with the zest topping off this is perfect! What a wonderful sweet treat!!

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    Aunt Bee
    September 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    How pretty are these cupcakes? I bet they are DELICIOUS!!!!

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    Jennifer A Stewart
    September 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    My new breakfast treat!! Maybe I can have a few of these instead of drinking bloody marys…

  • Reply
    September 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    OMG! These cupcakes are gorge!! I love mimosas so I know I love these cupcakes!!! YUM!

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    Michaela Kenkel
    September 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Since it’s mimosa — it’s perfectly acceptable to eat these for breakfast, right?? 😉

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      September 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm


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    September 7, 2017 at 5:21 am

    What a wonderful treat! Perfect way to celebrate any special occasion!

  • Reply
    September 7, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hi, do you think I can bake a cake with this recipe , instead of cupcakes??

    • Reply
      September 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      I would think so, it probably just has to cook a bit longer! I actually found a mimosa cake recipe that might end up working better! http://thecakeblog.com/2016/12/champagne-mimosa-cake.html

      • Reply
        September 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

        Thank you so much, the cake recipe just gave me looks fantastic. I think I will try

        • Reply
          September 12, 2017 at 5:17 pm

          Great! I hope you enjoy!

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