#Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes with @FresitaCanada

Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
I am the world’s biggest klutz. Look up the word in the dictionary and you’ll see a little black and white illustration of my face.

Just yesterday I broke a glass lunch box as I was digging around in the cabinet where we keep all of our containers. Do you have a shelf like that? Where you put all your containers and no matter how many times you try to keep it organized, everything just flies all over the place and there are a thousand lids with no mate? It was a pain to clean because tiny shards of glass were everywhere.
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
Obviously, I make a huge mess in the kitchen whenever I bake because, dammit, flour just will NOT stay in the bowl. It just HAS to fly all over my counter, floor and pyjamas (because unless I’m leaving the house, I live in my pjs).

Unfortunately, the Husband is often the unintended victim of my clumsiness. I’m usually rushing or trying to help out when these mishaps happen. Case in point: a few months ago, we were eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant with my family and the soup course had just been served. Trying to be helpful, I was setting the Husband’s bowl down in front of him and trying to clear the area of dirty napkins ‘n such when I knocked the entire bowl of boiling soup onto his crotch. He had to spend the rest of the night in wet, sticky pants. I’m wife of the year.

I was baking for today’s post this past weekend and I needed to open my bottle of Fresita Chilean sparkling wine. Since I’m totally incompetent, I took the bottle upstairs to the Husband in his office. I was planning on asking him to come downstairs to the kitchen to help me but instead, like an idiot, just handed him the bottle and said “please open this.” He did and it immediately proceeded to fizz and spray booze all over his desk, keyboard, work documents, cell phone and computer screen.

I don’t know why he’s still married to me. He’s obviously a glutton for punishment!
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
As you can see, I’m writing today’s post for Fresita Chilean sparkling wine. As per Fresita’s website:

The wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscatel; each variety is fermented separetely to create the still wines that will be then blended and will undergo a second fermentation to obtain the final extra dry sparkling wine base of Fresita. Finally small, freshly-picked, intensely flavored Patagonian strawberries (from the foot of the Andes) are added to the natural sparkling wine.

I guzzled some straight from the bottle after the Husband opened it for me (cause I’m a classy lady) and it’s delicious. I’m always weary of fruit flavoured liquors because I’ve had too many bad cocktails that taste like cough syrup. I’m happy to report that this is the opposite of that – it’s fizzy, delicious, lightly strawberry flavoured and far too easy to drink.

It’s also fun to bake with!
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
Strawberry Fresita Cupcakes (adapted from The Food Network)

Yield: 22 cupcakes

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
½ cup fresh strawberry puree
3 large eggs, room temp
1 cup Fresita Chilean sparkling wine
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
½ cup white chocolate, chopped into fine bits
Red food colouring, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners.

Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Place the strawberries in a food processor and process until pureed. Measure out 1/2 cup. I used about 9 strawberries to yield half a cup.

In the bowl of your stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, mix the strawberry puree, eggs, Fresita sparkling wine, butter, vegetable oil, vanilla and almond extract on medium speed until blended together, about 2 minutes. Turn the mixer to medium-low speed and slowly add the dry ingredients, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Mix until just combined. Add the chopped white chocolate and mix until combined.

Because strawberry cupcakes don’t usually bake up pink, I added some red food colouring to the batter. I use the gel, which is more concentrated than the liquid. Just add a tiny bit at a time until you get the colour you want.

Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full, and bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the muffin pans and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com

Chop the chocolate as fine as you can so that you can taste it with every bite of a cupcake.

Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com

Slicing strawberries to macerate.

Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
I garnished my cupcakes with freshly made whipped cream and macerated strawberries. They taste fantastic with the toppings and equally delicious without. These cupcakes are super moist, light and fluffy, with a light strawberry taste. On the first day they’re baked, you can still taste the alcohol but the flavour dissipates by the second day. You can store your unfrosted/unadorned cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. Or wrap them tightly and freeze for up to a month.
Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes | www.gottagetbaked.com
Fresita is available world wide so pick up a bottle to make these cupcakes and to guzzle!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

24 thoughts on “#Fresita Strawberry Cupcakes with @FresitaCanada

  1. Haha I trip over 3 times a day minimum so I feel you – I need to find me a man who can catch me 😉
    Love your fancy classy cupcakes, the colour is so stunning! And LOVE the Fresita, need to find it!

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. oh sparkling wine in cupcakes. . love this, Nancy! and so pretty too! I leave a huge mess in the kitchen too when I’m baking. . and cooking. . I hate clean-up. . I would totally have asked Paul to open the bottle for me too .. I hope Tony’s computer is ok! love the bottle, label and packaging! Looks like they are mainly in CA so will have to see if I can purchase online! love it!

  3. Yes! We have a cabinet with all the plastic storage containers, and no matter how much I “organize”, it’s a mess and things fly out. If the soup story were me, I’d have somehow spilled the hot soup on myself; which is worse? Soup on your spouse, or yourself? OY. In other news, these cupcakes look fluffy, and fun!

  4. Oh my goodness, I’m in tears reading this and laughing at you! I’m picturing the restaurant scene and the fizzy bottle spraying all over his desk…too funny! I can’t stop laughing!
    Anyways, I have never heard of fresita but my gosh it sounds delicious. These cupcakes look beautiful and the flavors I bet are incredible! I love that pic of the bottle on the black background, so pretty and colorful!!

  5. Oh girl, I feel your pain. Just this morning I broke a glass jar of medicine all over the counter top. It was expensive, so I was going to try to salvage it, but then decided it wasn’t worth the medical bills I’d incur from swallowing shards of glass. I’m going to have see if I can find myself some of this bubbly, because it sounds fabulous! For drinking…and baking, if there’s enough left over.

  6. Hmmm…I’ll have to buy your other half a cocktail the next time I see him. Sounds like he’s a keeper…I’m also a little skeptical over these types of wines that combine varietals but I’ll give this one a shot based upon your recommendation.

  7. Great minds think alike, Nancy! I just baked fresh strawberry cupcakes,too =) Speaking of minds – I do believe you must have a lot on your mind with the many different hats you wear. It’s easy to get distracted when matters are weighing on the brain…At least that is what I tell myself as er, I’ve been known to break, burn a few things, too….Anyway, I digress. Although I’m not a big drinker, I do know Chardonnay and love strawberries, so, thank you for the intro to Freista wine =)

  8. Haha. That story about the Chinese restaurant made me laugh out loud! I’m a klutz too 😉 These cupcakes look so good lady! Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love Fresita, what a great idea to add it to cupcakes. Love the colour too! As for your hubby, it’s funny what feeding people will do to encourage them to stick around hey? haha I am sure there are plenty of other positive qualities that he loves you for, although spilling soup on his crotch is probably not one of them. 😉

  10. Oh, poor Tony! I’m mostly giggling at his expense over these stories, though. But I can relate. In my household, it’s not just me. It’s both of us. We are both huge klutzes but only about one thing – knocking over beverage glasses. We both wish we had somebody secretly filming our lives so they could put together a “gag reel” of all of our disastrous spills. Luckily, it’s usually just big glasses of water. But it seems like it happens every single day. Sometimes, we both do it in one day. It’s so frequent that we don’t even exchange words anymore. One of us will knock over a huge glass of ice water, and we’ll both just silently look at each other with “ugh, again?” written all over our faces. One of us will go fetch a towel and help the other one clean up, still…no words exchanged. Why we haven’t both just given in and decided to drink out of sippy cups by now, I’ll never know.

    We do NOT have a problem with knocking over cupcakes or wine, so feel free to send a batch of these our way, along with a bottle of that wine. I would love to taste both the cupcakes and the wine, preferably together. With a glass of water nearby. WAIT, NO. Forget the water.

  11. Ohhhh girl! I am so glad I’m finally getting the chance to catch up here. I’ve missed ya! (Needy, yeah?) You totally do win wife of the year award regardless, because dang, these cupcakes make more than amends, I’m sure! You awesome lady you. Did you ever watch sailor moon as a kid? There’s one episode where Serena/Usagi trips out of a boat and Darien/Mamoru says: “you’re such a klutz! …..but you’re MY klutz.” Yeah. So next time you break a lunchbox, imagine me–er, your husband–telling you that!

  12. Tell me about pantry disasters!There’s way too many 🙂
    Love that gorgeous color of these beauties!The wine sounds fantastic too.I happen to love fruity wines and can imagine the delciousness in these beautiful cupcakes!Lovely pics too Nancy 🙂

  13. hehe! i loathe, absolutely loathe that container cupboard you’re speaking of. it’s my dream to have it all nice and matchy and non stupidly plastic explosion-y. breaking glass in and around that area sounds like worst nightmare material… eeks i hope your work documents, computer, cell phone were spared a fizzy fresita death!! these pretty pink cupcakes look really light and fluffy and delicious! i’ve never thought to put wine in cupcakes, but i bet that fizzy bubble creates a nice crumb (those pics sure look yummy!) xo

  14. This post is so cute. You know, I never was really a klutz…until recently! It happens mostly while I’m baking. I guess it could be because I’m rushing or because I’m multitasking or because I always really was a klutz and never realized it?? I’m not a big fruit flavored liqueur either, but I’d love to try this Fresita along with a few of your lovely cupcakes!!

  15. Oh my goodness, I am THE clumsiest. Next time you have a mishap, just come on over and hang out with me for a bit and you’ll feel like a goddess in 5 minutes flat. Still, these cupcakes look SO. SO. good, so I’m sure they made up for any accidents along the way! 🙂 I’d take a hit to my work stuff for a dozen of these. (OK … I’d take a hit to my work stuff for a lot less than that.) So moist and lovely — they’re perfection!

  16. Haha, I completely know your pain! I am a huge klutz. I blame it on my peripherals (they’re terrible). I’m constantly cutting corners way too close and jamming my shoulder into the frames. It’s a struggle. Haha, anyway, these cupcakes look ah-mazing! Can’t wait to give them a go!

  17. You are too funny with your mishaps. I can definitely relate!
    And by the way, these cupcakes look so fluffy soft and decadent, I have got to make them! I’m a sucker for whipped cream on top of my cupcakes! Prefer it over buttercream any day!

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