These easy-to-make Moscato cupcakes are perfect for any occasion

Everyone from famous rappers to you and your friends can appreciate popping open a nice bottle of Moscato. This sweet wine from Italy is super popular because not only does it taste delicious, but it’s low in alcohol and is almost too easy to drink. Emphasis on almost.

So all you Moscato lovers, this incredibly easy Moscato cupcake recipe is for you! With a Moscato buttercream frosting layered on a fluffy white cupcake, you’re in for a real treat.

This recipe starts with a box of white cake mix (so you know it can’t be that hard). You’ll also need about 2 cups of Moscato, pink food coloring and white nonpareils for decorating your masterpieces. Some of the wine goes right into the cake batter, and the rest is used to flavor the frosting. Just a few drops of food coloring results in pretty pale pink frosting, making these beautiful cupcakes perfect for a wedding shower or birthday party—or anywhere they can be on display before you devour them!

Get the full recipe and directions from Delish. While you’re at it, pour yourself a glass of Moscato, too!

People clearly love Moscato cupcakes—because they are all over Instagram. Look at these gorgeous confections from Alybee Cakes that were served at a wedding shower:

And this almost-too-pretty-to-eat batch from Alicia the Baker is topped with a shot of wine, making them that much more tempting!

Instagrammer Renee Donahue whipped these up at home:

Ready to make some Moscato cupcakes, but need a few baking tips? Here are some tried-and-true methods to help you yield better results:

  1. Bring your ingredients to room temperature before starting.
  2. Don’t over-mix the batter.
  3. Make sure to pre-heat the oven (this is something I usually forget).
  4. Use a handy scoop to fill in your cupcakes rather than eyeballing it.
  5. Set the cupcake pan in the middle of your oven to ensure proper circulation of heat.
  6. Frost the whole cupcake to seal in its moisture.


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Chelsea Davis
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