Friday, 7 September 2012

Something For The Weekend - Wine Cupcakes

I love a cupcake as much as anyone - but sometimes you just need to experiment and perhaps make them a little more adult oriented. With wine. These wine cupcakes were baked for a friends birthday and have one cup of wine between the icing and the cake mixture. While you'd need a lot of them to get tipsy you can certainly taste the wine kind of in a chocolate liquor way, but nicer. Much nicer. I owe the recipe to Betty Crocker who also has a recipe I must try for Margarita cupcakes - she lives on the wild side that Betty.

Zinfandel Wine cupcakes - makes around 24

Ingredients 

For the cupcakes;
  • 1 box of devils food mix
  • 3/4 of a cup of water
  • 1/2 a cup of Zinfandel wine
  • 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

And the icing;
  • 6 cups of shifted icing [confectioners] sugar
  • 1/3 of a cup of softened butter
  • 1/3 of a cup of baking cocoa
  • 1/2 a cup of Zinfandel wine

Taking the mix of the devils food, beat together with the water, wine, oil and eggs for a good 30 seconds, increasing to a high speed for a further two minutes. Beat in the chocolate chips before dividing into the bun cases.

Place in a preheated 350F oven, bake for 20/22 minutes. Cooling completely before icing.


Mix the powdered sugar, cocoa, butter with a mixture until well blended. Pour the wine in slowly, if the frosting remains too thick add more wine a little at a time. Frost your cupcakes as desired.  


They taste as good as they look. If I say so myself. I hope you're all tempted!

25 comments:

  1. I was looking forward to seeing this recipe pop up! Especially after I saw your tweet about how delicious they smell while baking! :-)

    Have bookmarked to try at a future date, yum!

    Jem xXx

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  2. Definitely trying this recipe on the weekend. Sonds delish:)

    Sara xx

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  3. I've been so excited to check this out. Who'd have thunk you got the idea from Betty Crocker.

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    1. She's a rebel in disguise I tell ya!

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  4. oh yes, I am trying these, I tell you

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  5. How is the wine put in the center? Doesn't it make the cupcake soggy? LOL. That seems like a silly question, but I'm genuinely baffled.

    xoxo | adored vintage

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    1. As the instructions say you add the first half a cup of wine in with the water, oil and the dry ingredients as you would with any cake batter - it all gets into a lovely moist cake mixture and cooks perfectly. Secondly with all the 6 cups of powdered sugar there's enough for the half cup of wine to be soaked into.

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  6. Boozy cakes are one of my favourite things.
    I'm going to pin this to my one-day-to-bake list.
    Talking of boozy cocktails, I make a mean Mojito cupcake too - http://ohgoshem.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/ironcupcakeleeds-cocktails.html

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    1. Oh my that sounds up my street! That's going on my to do pin board!

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  7. I never ate a cupcake with wine flavor, sounds fantastic!!

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  8. Oh wow, I'd never have thought to put wine in cupcakes but these sound amazing! xx

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  9. I've never heard or thought of wine in cupcakes but they do sound delicious!

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  10. I never thought of wine in cake before, will be trying these out for sure!

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  11. Oh my goodness these look wonderful! What a great idea to add wine, I'd have never thought of it. At first sight I thought it was peanut butter on top! Now I want wine and peanut butter. :-) x

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  12. Oh these look fab! I would just have to try not to drink the wine ;)

    Found your blog through life in a breakdowns blog hop and I'm now following you.

    Jo
    x

    http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Hello!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by mine and Sarah's Blog Hop this week :)

    You now have a new follower! This is an excellent post, I'm glad I found it! But I am now very hungry :(

    Let me know if you stop by!

    Sara @ http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

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  14. Oh gosh I've got to try this recipe, I haven't baked in such a long time, but this is my perfect excuse to get back baking xxx

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  15. Was sold at 'wine' cupcakes :-)

    Found you through Blog hop look forward to reading more. Laurzie (http://laurziemack.blogspot.com)

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  16. Oh my gosh they look amazing! This is going on the things to bake list! x

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  17. wow, i HAVE to try these! my two favourite things combined!
    great post, thanks :)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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  18. Mmmmm, so going to be making these after Rome!xo

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  19. Wow this sounds awesome! I looove the Devil's cake mix so will definitely give this a go.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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