My friends Becca and Tessa had a belated New Year’s Eve party so Julie and I made Champagne Cupcakes! It is also Narooz, the Persian New Year, so it was perfect timing to celebrate. I was inspired by my recent Chocolate Stout Cupcakes and decided to make a champagne flavored cake with champagne frosting. I was originally going to top it off with a small chocolate-covered strawberry but at the last minute we decided to fill the cupcakes with dark chocolate instead. The frosting was amazing and tasted very strongly of champagne, but I still need to figure out a better way to make the cake taste more strongly of champagne, or stout in my other cupcakes.