Get ready to drool because these Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes are just too amazing to miss. This is a healthified recipe so you don’t have to feel bad about indulging! Say hello to the Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes with Red Wine Butternut Frosting. Droool now!
I have a secret.
Well, it’s not really a secret to anyone who knows me in real life. But I don’t think I told you guys this…
I don’t actually like red wine. I know. I tried drinking it. I tried liking it. I just can’t. I do enjoy sweeter whites but even the reds which are sweeter simply do not go down well. I don’t know. I tried. I’m much more of a craft beer girl.
The first time I made Chocolate Red Wine cupcakes were for Mother’s Day last year and my mom LOVED them. They were just okay to me since I’m not a big wino. But I knew I wanted to re-do these delicious cupcakes and make the recipe a tad bit more nutritious than the original one I posted.
This recipe makes only 8 cupcakes. And guess what…. I actually LOVED these! I’m not lying – I honestly think these are the best cupcakes I’ve ever made, possibly even better than the most popular recipe I posted in the beginning of my blog’s days: the Hard Cider Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Filling. Yeah, another super popular recipe and it involved alcohol too 😉
Anyway, these Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes are amazingly delicious, my mom went crazy for them again and I liked this redo recipe more than the original one I posted. The cupcake base is not very sweet at all, so you are welcome to add more sugar to it if you so desire. Personally, I think the sweetness of the frosting and the not-so-sweet base, balance out perfectly. After all, red wine isn’t supposed to be sweet, you guys! And these cupcakes are SERIOUSLY amazing – I totally recommend them! The recipe might seem difficult but it really isn’t. Trust me.
What do you think? Will you be giving these gorgeous and delicious babies a try? I sure hope so!
Kammie wants to know:
- Do you like wine? What’s your favorite type?
- What is your favorite boozy dessert or baked good?
Let me know in the comments below!Shared at Slightly Indulgent, What’s Cookin Weds