New Year’s Eve Champagne Cupcakes

You guys. I hate to be THAT person, but can it be 2017 already?! I’m not complaining about 2016 whatsoever. 2016 was f*cking awesome. But Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas and now New Year’s. It’s just a lot to plan for. I feel like I can’t get ahead because there is always some sort of holiday to plan for, grocery shop for, go to the mall for, think for. Like New Year’s. I just don’t want to have to think about what we are doing for New Year’s. It’s too much pressure! So maybe I should just make this cupcakes and call it good. Sound good? Cool. Doing it.

PS – sugar, alcohol, dairy and edible sprinkles are all not strict paleo. Yes, I know that. And yes, I know I’m bending the rules like a mother effer, but sometimes you just gotta do it and celebrate the good things in life. If you don’t want to do that, then don’t make these. Make something else and stop getting your panties in a twist!

PaleOMG New Year's Eve Champagne Cupcakes

So I need your advice. I recently had a lovely reader/listener recommend doing a podcast about my favorite things. Which I LOVE. Because I love sharing sh*t that I’m obsessed with. So I’m going to be talking about my favorite kitchen gadgets/appliances, favorite brands, favorite food, favorite products. Whatever I’m loving right now, I’ll be talking about it on there! But I wanted to know if you guys had any sort of questions or things you would like me to talk about on that episode because I’ll recording it tomorrow! Sorry to be so last minute but you guys always have THE BEST questions!

PaleOMG New Year's Eve Champagne Cupcakes

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet or are you an adult and don’t do that anymore? I told my CrossFit class last night that their NYE resolution should be to not eat fast food anymore, because they need to start adulting. No one laughed. Everyone was offended. Even though it was a joke, I still think it’s a good resolution and hold true to my statement! Fast food is stupid. These cupcakes aren’t, though. Let’s just be clear here.

As I get older, my resolutions change. When I was younger, they were all around weight loss and working out and eating better, but then I never followed through with them after the first 2 weeks in January. Luckily, I’ve stuck with that type of resolution for over 7 years now so usually I just create some goals that have to do with work and play. For work, I want to create more cooking videos like the one I did here recently. I’m hoping to get one done every 2 weeks or so! Then I want to add more to my travel and decor tab on my website! Which is perfect since I have 3, maybe 4, trips lined up to share with you guys! Which is honestly play, as well. And that’s my other goal, to go on more trips! No point in saying no at this point in my life! So main goal: to always say yes!

What goals or resolutions do you have for 2017?! Share yours below in the comment section!

PaleOMG New Year's Eve Champagne Cupcakes


New Year’s Eve Champagne Cupcakes

  • Yield: 10-11 cupcakes 1x



For the cupcakes

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar – maple sugar just makes the color lighter)
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • 1/3 cup champagne
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons champagne
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar, divided

For the garnish (these are totally optional – I couldn’t help myself)


For the cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a silicone muffin pan with 10-11 paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, maple sugar, baking soda and powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, ghee, champagne and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Batter should be slightly thick.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the batter into 10 or 11 lined muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Place cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting

  1. Place the softened butter in a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment. Whip on high speed until fluffy, scraping down the sides every minute or so, about 5 to 7 minutes—the longer, the better.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and champagne and beat for another 2 to 3 minutes, until fully combined.
  3. Turn the mixer off, add 2 tablespoons of the powdered sugar, and then turn on the mixer and process to combine. Repeat until all the powdered sugar has been added and the frosting is thoroughly whipped. Set aside.

For make the cupcakes

  1. Place your favorite frosting tip in a bag and add the frosting. Frost each cupcake then top with edible sprinkles on top!

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PaleOMG New Year's Eve Champagne Cupcakes


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


36 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Champagne Cupcakes”

  1. For the favorites podcast can you please include favorite cities or places to travel to, favorite workout music and favorite workout inspirations (people you follow on insta or other)? Thanks!

  2. Hi Juli! This might be more of a blog post than a podcast but I know you talked about getting permanent eyeliner recently. Can you share your experience on that? Pain level, before and after’s, etc. Thanks!

  3. For the Podcast, your favorite places to travel in the US, or your favorite Hiking/Outdoors things in Colorado?

    These look super yum for that last holiday alcohol Hoorah!

  4. One of my favorite things about this blog is that in addition to all the fun stuff you talk about is that you talk about that it’s ok not to do strict Paleo if it works for you. I hate when other sites make eating something non-paleo out to be the worst thing in the world. And random side note, thanks for the travel workouts, I like to incorporate them in during the week as something different to do, I love mixing up workouts.

  5. I don’t buy into the NY resolution stuff. I am older than your average follower and I just try to live healthy more than not. Haven’t eaten fast food all year, even had my kiddo handed back a McDonald’s gift card someone recently gave him because he didn’t want it. I think he just didn’t think we would ever use it. We haven’t been to McDonald’s for probably 5 years-and only to play on their playground when kids were little. Fast food is so gross, it’s too bad no one laughed :). I can’t wait to see more with the Instant Pot, just saw your snap. I am loving mine, your Buffalo Chicken Chili came out awesome in the pot. Quirky stuff to know: favorite movie, favorite date night, favorite girls night out-whatever you want to share.

  6. I wasn’t going to make a NY resolution but I decided I need a creative outlet so I’ve decided to get back into photography! The timing just happened to be that I would start getting back into it in the new year. Another goal for 2017 is to also do more travel. Life is too short not to experience new places and try new things. I’ve also been loving your travel workouts! I tried out the gym at my mother’s apartment complex the other day and the floor was slick.. it totally threw me off. I stepped onto mat and almost fell on my ass. Why would they have a smooth floor in their gym? Anyway, have a great New Years with whatever you end up doing!

  7. Hi juli! I’ve been paleo for probably 5 years now and now my husband is super into
    Crossfit and paleo which is amazing. I def have not always been strict paleo, never eat fast food, but def over eat when it comes to sweets. When I heard on your podcast that you have a bite or two then you’re good I was impressed. So I think in 2017 I want to 1) be able to do a full pull-up (I’ve been doing crossfit for two months now) and 2) clean up my paleo act and find some food freedom. I beat myself up about being 15 or so lbs overweight and knowing that if I cleaned it up I could lose it easily and feel good. But I also need to find some food freedom in there I.e. Don’t beat myself up for eating something not paleo or over doing it at the holidays which I always do. Thanks for all of your work- we have your cookbooks on rotation in our kitchen!

  8. Hey Julie!

    I saw on your snapchat that you liked the “My Dad Wrote a Porno” podcast but I listened to one episode and didn’t really get it…it was like an advertisement. Can you talk about why you like that podcast, am I missing something!? Maybe I should give it another shot…

    What is your favorite non-working out/non-cooking hobby?

    Favorite cities within the US to travel?

    Favorite horribly wonderful reality TV shows?

    Favorite thing to do for your husband, surprise him with, etc? My boyfriend is so genuine and giving and I never know what to do for him!

    Favorite quotes? I always tell procrastinators at work – “It’s like Nike says, just do it!”

  9. Oh! One more thing. I always look up your recipes on my phone but something weird happens when I pull up your website from my phone – there is a big banner across the top and I can’t scroll unless I zoom out enough to hide the banner then I can scroll down then zoom in again and can only read like one line at a time because the banner is there. Is anyone else having this problem?

    1. I’m having issues with her site on mobile as well! I get an error message across the top and then the page keeps re-loading and hopping around. Juli’s site is one of the only I go to with the flash ads that appear “over” the actual page that you have to X out of , also there is an ad placed mid recipe (maybe intentional?). Seems to be a lot of ads on mobile, so I think that’s what’s messing it up for me. I’m on an iphone6s+, if that matters.

  10. Favorite breakfast? Favorite lunch? Dinner (other than salmon and greens)? Favorite treat?
    Gotta know all the food favorites, of course.

  11. Hi Juli! How is your microblading turning out long term? I just got my eyebrows done two days ago (still in the clown stage). I hope they fade a bit but so far I think I will love them. 😀 For the podcast – I’d love to know about any favorite recipes of yours that freeze really well (single girl here – sometimes its nice to save for later).

  12. Juli-
    I know you are very organized, I would love to see your closet. My closet is always a disaster and my workout clothes always seem to have exploded but yet I can’t help but buy more.
    My new years resolution is to CHILL OUT. The crap I worry about-is stupid after the fact. Oh and I really should floss more often but I am lazy!
    PS- I love Jackson, I think he needs to be in all your pictures moving forward. Be it with food in them or not. Maybe put him on the bench under your counter and have his little ears poke over the counter edge. LOL.

  13. Juli!

    You should plan a retreat this year or a couple of smaller gatherings! Also, you should come to Canada haha! I am making it my goal this year to grow my online business to the point where I can quit my job and also have the freedom to just say yes to things, and I would LOVE to finally go on a retreat or something similar as I have NEVER thought I could. ESPECIALLY if it was to hang out with a bunch of cool, real people that I can actually relate to.

    Have a great New Years!!

    PS. I love the “favorites” idea for your podcast. Can’t wait to tune in!

  14. Yeah! So glad you are doing this ????????????. What are a few of your favourite recipes you’ve created? Or always turn to because they are so delish? Fav cookware? Fave crossfit moves/workouts , fav travel carry on luggage…. I could go on and on. You rock!

  15. These look amazing. I’ve been waiting for the recipe for these since the first teaser picture. They are just so damn beautiful!

    I know you’ve shared a lot of your favorite make up, and cooking brands in the past so I’m trying to think of things you haven’t talked about. Here goes!

    1. What is your favorite non paleo treat? Or do you not have those cravings anymore?
    2. I know you love sushi, so do I. What is your absolute favorite roll, if you had to pick.
    3. Favorite work out move?
    4. Favorite restaurant, anywhere you’ve ever been?
    5. What is Jackson’s favorite treats?

    Thank you!

  16. Love you and your recipes! One question do you think the frosting can still be made if I only have a hand mixer? I have a food processor to, not sure if that’d work.


  17. Hi Juli, 🙂
    Yesterday I was catching up on your recent podcasts (love them, btw) and am wondering when you first started your journey, what you *said to yourself* to stay motivated to get shit done, as well as, get your ass to the gym. Strategy other than your to-do list? Especially on days where you just can’t adult. You seem to get it done anyway. It’s always a struggle for me and I procrastinate too much. Trying to move forward in 2017 with my wine biz. Maybe I need a fire under my ass!! LOL Thanks! Hugs!
    P.S. Jackson is such a cutie-patootie!!

    1. i think it’s all about loving what you do. when it comes to working out, i absolutely love my gym, love the people, and love the workouts. so when i don’t want to go, it’s still pretty easy to get there because i know it’s going to be a good experience every time. and work is the same way. i love it, but i also know that i am my own main source of income. so if i don’t work as hard, i don’t get paid as well. which is what keeps me motivated. i want to provide for myself and my family, which is what keeps me going every day, even when i don’t want to adult. i hope that helps!

  18. Juli- these look amazing! I’m going to try not to eat all of these in one sitting!

    I’m hopeful you will bring up your kitchenaid mixer that you got, and I’d love to hear how much you actually use it. I’m fairly lazy with branching out in the kitchen because I don’t like to clean up more than I have to. It seems like so much work for something I can just do in a bowl, but I don’t actually know anyone that has one (what!!) that can give me a realistic idea.

    My New Years resolution is to get a better night time routine down, starting with staying off electronics after a certain time, and actually going to bed to get adequate sleep!

  19. Hi Juli!

    Not sure if you have a post on this topic already but favorite Denver everything…restaurants, activities, must see places…my boyfriend got us a trip to Denver for Christmas and I have never been! Would love your input -I am so so excited

  20. Hi Juli – Thanks for all the amazing recipes and blog posts in 2016, you really help keep me motivated with crossfit and healthy eating! My question is: what is your favorite thing about yourself? and what is your favorite quality about your husband/ close friends? often interesting to see how close the 2 answers are! hope you have an amazing NYE, whatever your plans turn out to be!

  21. Hey Juli!
    Could you talk about all of your Denver favorites?? Not sure if you already have a post on this, but I’d love to know your favorite restaurants, hikes, things to do, must sees, etc. I am traveling to Denver later this winter for the first time and would love to have your input.

    Thanks and happy new year!!

  22. I might be too late to join in on this favorites conversation, but do you have a favorite type of recipe to make? i know you try not to eat sugar, but isnt it the most fun thing ever to make?! Baking and working with chocolate!

    Favorite starbucks order?
    Favorite teeth whitening product?
    Favorite movie(s)?
    Favorite genre of books?
    Favorite vegetable?
    What was your favorite school subject?
    Favorite city you’ve visited?

    I dunno. any of these would be fun to hear though!

  23. These were amazing and a huge hit with everyone! Even the people who normally won’t try my gluten free/paleo creations, I call that a WIN.

    Thank you for posting such awesome recipies and workouts, love them!

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