Red Wine Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 oz. chocolate chips
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup red wine

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • Salt, pinch
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 ½ – 3 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 T vanilla

Directions

In a heatproof bowl combine cocoa powder and chocolate chips and pour in the boiling water. Using a whisk, stir the chocolate until it’s all melted. In a larger bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Then beat in each egg one at a time until they’re all mixed in.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then slowly add that to the mixture making sure it’s all combined. Add some of the chocolate to the mixture, then some of the wine, alternating until all of it is blended. Pour batter into your papered muffin tins, almost all the way to the top.

Pop those in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and let cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Beat the butter with the salt until it’s nice and fluffy. Then add the cream cheese and continue beating until it’s all combined. Add the powdered sugar to the bowl about 1/2 cup at a time and beat to combine. Keep adding more until the frosting is at the consistency and sweetness-level that you desire.

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