Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes


Serving 12 people


45 min



Ingredients

  • baking soda 3/8 teaspoons baking soda
  • butter 3 tablespoons butter
  • cocoa powder 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • egg 6 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • flour 1 large egg
  • milk 1 cup all-purpose flour (4.5 oz)
  • powdered sugar 3 tablespoons milk
  • red wine 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • salt ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine
  • sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • vanilla extract 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • wine 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or a little more wine if you really like the one you're using.
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How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cupcake tins with paper liners.
  2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside.Using an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium-high speed until fluffy, 4 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Working in two batches, alternately fold in the dry ingredients and the wine, until just incorporated. Divide the batter between the cupcake cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Let cool completely. The wine flavor mellows a bit upon standing, so I recommend eating these a few hours after you make them.Prepare frosting.
  4. Mix together the butter, cocoa powder, and sugar. Stir in the milk. Beat until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Frost the cupcakes.