Red, Red Wine… You Taste So Fine… CUPCAKES!

RED, RED WINE... YOU TASTE SO FINE... CUPCAKES!

Wondering what sweet treat to bring to your Wine Tasting Party??  This Red, Red Wine….Taste So Fine… Cupcake is BEYOND PERFECT for the occasion!!!!

The cake is made with a moist chocolate base (yummy!) mixed with your favorite Red Wine baked right into the batter (Oh Yeah!!!)

You can also use your favorite frosting… and since we LOVE Vanilla Buttercream, that’s what we used!!  Chocolate Buttercream & Cream Cheese Frosting would also be super yummy!!

You need:

You need:

1 Cup Butter, softened (2 sticks)

1 1/2 Cups Sugar

4 Large Eggs, room temp

1 1/4 Cups Flour

1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder

3/4 Cup Red Wine

1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

5 oz Chocolate Chips (about 3/4 cup)

1/2 Cup Boiling Water

HOW TO:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a heat safe bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder, set aside.

In a mixer, beat butter until white and fluffy, add sugar… and beat well.  Add each egg one at a time until thoroughly mixed.

Add in the flour

Add in the flour mixture, until incorporated.

Mix until smooth.

Boil the water and pour over the cocoa powder & chocolate chips… mix until smooth.

Mix in the melted chocolate

Add the melted chocolate mixture to batter and mix well.

Pour in the WINE!

Then pour in the Red Wine, mixing slow at first (preventing splashing) and mix well.

The batter is thick!

Batter is thick and creamy.

Scope with a spoon or ice cream scope

Scope with a spoon or ice cream scope half way up the cupcake liners.

Perfectly Baked!

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean!  Immediately remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before frosting with your favorite buttercream!

BOTTOMS UP!

And don’t be intimidated with scratch cake mixes…as long as you don’t drink the entire bottle of wine while making it, they should turn out perfect!

BOTTOMS UP!

4 Responses to “Red, Red Wine… You Taste So Fine… CUPCAKES!”

  1. Christina January 19, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    Oh man, seriously?! Red wine cupcakes!! Sounds incredible! 😀

    • tinas yummies January 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      Christina!! You’ll have to add this to your Valentines list!! (hehehe!!) 🙂

  2. Stefanie January 19, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    These are gorgeous! Perfectly domed 🙂 Beautiful job

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