Homemade Moscato Cupcake Recipe with a Personalized Gift Tag #recipe

I’m a romantic at heart and I love to celebrate love in any form! Whether it be baby showers, bridal showers, engagements, weddings, or most importantly (and probably my favorite), anniversaries. This month, my parents celebrate 28 years of marriage! Isn’t that incredible? They have quite the love story (it’s too long to really tell you about), but the obstacles they overcame to get where they are today are pretty amazing.

Josh and I like to celebrate with my mom and dad every year by having them over to our house for dinner. Last year it wasn’t possible because I had a three month old and I just could not get into planning mode… I was all about survival. This year, we’re leaving to go out of town for a few days on their actual anniversary, so we had them over last weekend for dinner and dessert.

Homemade Moscato Cupcakes with a Personalized Gift Tag #recipe #packaging

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One of mine and my mom’s favorite wines is Moscato. She and I are all about the sweet, and I remembered I saw a recipe last year for Strawberry Moscato Cupcakes from Eat Yourself Skinny! I did have to adapt the recipe slightly to accommodate our tastebuds.

These cupcakes are Da Bomb! (Do people still say that or is it just a 1999 thing)? They are moist, delicate, and completely worthy of an anniversary celebration! In fact, these cupcakes are kind of made for that sort of thing. I could see these beautifully displayed on a wedding dessert table or even at a garden party (which totally makes me want to have a garden party now)!

My husband (who is NOT a lover of things that are super sweet – like Moscato wine – or even really cupcakes!) loved these and has since insisted that I make them again.

Homemade Moscato Cupcakes with a Personalized Gift Tag #giftbox #recipe #packaging

We boxed up the leftover cupcakes and brought them over to my parents’ house on Easter to share with the rest of the family. The boxes, along with the adorable tags, really added to the magic of such a romantic occasion and made everybody feel special and loved.

Moscato Cupcakes

Slightly adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny.

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Homemade Moscato Cupcakes with a Personalized Gift Tag

1 box of white cake mix
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1 1/3 cup Moscato wine
3 egg whites
1 (16 oz) container buttercream frosting


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill two cupcake pans, yielding 12 cupcakes per pan with 24 cupcake liners.
• With an electric blender, beat together white cake mix, greek yogurt, Moscato wine and egg whites together for about 3 minutes or until the batter is smooth and creamy. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
• Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting them. Since we’re using a white cake mix, I suggest adding food coloring to the frosting to add contrast.


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Chels is a native Oregonian who dreams of living with all four seasons in Central Oregon. She's a wife and stay at home mom to her three vivacious kiddos whom she home schools. When she's not schooling or chasing after her munchkins, she enjoys reading, bubble baths, and finding clothing/kitchen treasure at thrift stores. But more than all of that, she finds refuge in her kitchen where she and her husband can be found cooking and baking up a storm for their family and friends. You can read more about her culinary endeavors at Catzinthekitchen.com.


  1. Just thought I’d add this, if you want to make a cake instead of cupcakes I baked mine for 23 minutes in a 9×13 pan and it came out perfect. Also I use store bought strawberry frosting and it goes amazing with the moscato flavor.

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