Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red Wine Velvet Cupcakes

My latest HelloGiggles boozy cupcake: Red Wine Velvet. 

I mean I don't want to oversell it, but this may be my best recipe yet. 

And, they're mildly topical ... Red velvet, wine and blue? 

Ok, so there is no blue. 

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup Greek yogurt with a splash of lemon
1/2 cup buttermilk
¼ cup wine
Red food coloring to get that red velvet color!
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
For the Red Wine Cream Cheese Frosting …

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
1 tbs arak extract
4 ounces cream cheese, softened

Mix the butter and sugar. Blend in eggs. Then mix in yogurt, buttermilk, red wine and extracts. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add these dry ingredients. Stir in cocoa powder. Now add desired red food coloring to get that red velvet color. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 F.

Drink wine and eat cupcakes!

1 comment:

  1. These look delish! Wine and cupcakes are never wrong in my book :]


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