Sweet Sunday: New Year's Mimosa Cupcakes


I know it's technically not New Year's anymore but it is still January so we baked these New Year's Mimosa Cupcakes in preparation for my mum & sisters' visit this weekend! I used ginger ale instead of champagne along with orange juice which makes a very moist, yummy cupcake! This is one of Jonathan's favourite recipes - the orange juice & zest give them lots of tangy flavour. The grown up version featuring champagne would be perfect for a New Year's Eve party (ahem, bit late on that one I know...sorry!) or just as a festive treat to celebrate at home. To find out how we baked these cupcakes, check out the recipe below: 

Ingredients: 

(Cupcakes)

2 and 3/4 cups plain flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1 and 2/3 cups sugar
5 egg whites
2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 
3/4 cup champagne or ginger ale
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

(Frosting)

6 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 tablespoons champagne or ginger ale
2-3 tablespoons orange juice

(Garnish)

I used white sparkly sugar stars

Method: 
1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt). 
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter with electric mix or stand mixer until soft. Gradually add the sugar about 1/3 cup at a time, beating after each addition. Beat for another 2 minutes. Add the egg whites, one at a time beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On a low speed, alternately beat in the flour mixture about 1/3 of the mixture at a time, with the champagne/ginger ale and orange juice, about 1/2 at a time. Stir in the grated peel. 
3. Divide the batter evenly among pre-prepared muffin cups. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Leave to stand for one minute before transferring to a cooling wire rack. 
4. Prepare the frosting by beating everything together with an electric mixer. If frosting is too stiff, add in additional orange juice 1 teaspoon at a time. 
5. Frost the cupcakes using a decorating tool or bag fitted with #5 star tip. Garnish with edible stars/glitter and store in an airtight container/cupcake box.

Bakes 24-28 depending on how big you like them! Let me know if you make these...they really are super yummy! Happy Baking!

56 comments

  1. Love your new layout Anna, these cupcakes look delicious I can't wait to recreate when my new kitchen is finished x

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  2. these look delicious! I will definitely have to try these out soon! xx

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  3. these cupcakes look so yummy! Gorgeous photos xx

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  4. They look so tasty! I am definitely baking them this week! I don't think that mine will look that perfect because I don't have this easthetic skill. Have a nice evening:)
    Love,
    Aga:)

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  5. This sounds absolutely yummy! Xx

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  6. I watched Johnathan taste test these on the vlog and it made my mouth water haha! I can just imagine how good these are.

    Rosie x
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  7. Yummy! Wish I wasn't cutting out starches this looks delicious!

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  8. Oh these cupcakes look so delicous :)

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  9. The look really nice and I have seen the vlog where you made them. Jonathan was really impressed and I think I'll try them out.
    btw I really like your new layout. It's perfect.

    x Kate
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  10. Those cupcakes look pretty delicious. The photos are so beautiful.
    Look how Emilia is helping. Uber cute!

    x
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  11. looks super yummy!
    your kids are adorable!

    xx

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  12. Eduardo devouring the cupcake is just too cute :)

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  13. Your blog is amazing and so well put together. So excited to what you and your amazing family get up to this year ,thank you for your amazing vlogs they make my day a million times better,and Im always looking forward to them all day. Thank you for being you

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  14. Anna your blog is amazing. Thank you for making my day a million times better. Thank you so much. Grá ó Gaillimh

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  15. These look so yummy, Anna! Thanks for posting the recipe :)

    beauty visions

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  16. Hi Anna, those cupcakes look so delicious, especially the frosting on top! How do you get the frosting so perfect? I love baking too and have my own recipes for white vanilla sheet cake and buttercream frosting. You're making me in the mood to bake it! Have a great Sunday :)
    ~Richelle, www.richelleloveslife.com

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  17. I will be making these ! Don't know when.. but I will. Sounds really yummy!:) Thanks <3

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  18. fair play they look yum!! ☺

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  19. Anna, where is your top from in these photos! It looks lovely on you! X

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  20. I truly enjoy your blog posts! The recipes are yummy! And the posts about you and your family make me smile! God bless! <3😊

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  21. Yummy, it look amazing. I love cupcakes ;)
    Eduardos face is sooo cute

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  22. Love love love this post Anna, the pictures make it all the more special:) totally loving every post on your blog so far this year, as well as the daily vlogs with your family! Lots of love :) x

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  23. Loved Jonathans reaction and using orange juice and zest, sounds great. One of my favorite flavors!!!!

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  24. they look sooo good! i think i'll try those :)

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  25. Yummy. xox

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  26. just made these! so delicious :) thanks for the recipe, anna!

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  27. Those cupcakes look yummy! Eduardo and Emilia look like they enjoyed! =)

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  28. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  29. These look so delicious and I bet the orange juice/zest gives them a really good flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!!! <3

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  30. these did look beaut in your video!!!

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  31. it sounds lovely :) I've never been that adventurous with a cupcake :)
    L x
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  32. Wish I could find one of those cupcake holders! xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  33. Those cupcakes look delish!! I remember when you made them in the vlog. Emilia is always so gorgeous!
    xoxo, Melissa

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  34. Amazing! Great post lovely :) x

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  35. HI! I was wondering what the title of the pop up book Emilia was given was? I would love to get my daughter one!

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  36. They look absolutely delicious! I must admit I had no idea what mimosa was haha!
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  37. Looks delicious !

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  38. This look amazing and you've made me want to try and bake cupcakes.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  39. Definitely going to try out this recipe, it sounds delicious!

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    xx

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  40. They look delicious and it was so nice to see you and Emilia making them together x
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  41. Emilia and Eduardo is just to cute

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  42. They sounded so super yummy on the vlog, will definitely need to try making my own version - the kids seem VERY happy with them ;)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Looks absolutely delicious Anna! Wish I could make them but on a special diet at the moment which is very restricting but these look so tempting!

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  44. They would be great now. And a coffee... nice pics ♥

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  45. The cupcake carrier looks so handy, where's it from?

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  46. These cupcakes look delicious! Love your blog, Emilia and Eduardo are SO cute!! Xxx

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  47. I don't think I will ever get bored of your cupcake posts!

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  48. I can't wait until Eduardo is old enough to help bake all these delicious little cakes and cookies too. He and Emilia will look so adorable together in their little aprons.

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  49. These are amazing! I'm a huge chocolate lover,but when I made these and tried them,OMG-super moist and delicious! My family was in love too,best cupcakes so far! Thank you Anna for this amazing recipe! Yummm

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  50. Your cupcakes always look so yummy Anna! I can't wait to try these :) I love the pictures, especially the one with the dogs in the background haha much love xx

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  51. Looks yum anna :) about the measurements wat size cup did u use?

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  52. I am a huge citrus fan and when I read this recipe I fell in love. I tried making these and as they turned out super moist, I found them very dense. Did you have this problem? Or did I not just bake them well. It sounds like a delicious recipe for a more experienced Baker and not a novice like myself!

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