Did someone say Red Wine Cupcake? Smooth, densely chocolatey and unbearably velvety, these cakes are a wine lover’s dream!
I love cupcakes – these mini pieces of heaven have become such a part of our culture that life sometimes is not complete if you haven’t visited a ‘cupcakery’ and tried their special (usually, the red velvet). Every cupcake store has a variation of a certain recipe. That’s how I found this recipe for a lovely red-wine cupcake. Yes, sounds like it can’t be real, doesn’t it? After trying it out, my family decided to name this the Ugly Red Wine Cupcake, because the cracks, while rather wonderful in home cooking, may not work with many cake shops.
The recipe for this starts off like any regular cake recipe, you cream the butter and sugar. Don’t get too alarmed after you add the wine to the mixture, because it will get lumpy and look exactly what cookbooks tell you your wet mixture should not look like. But preserve and soldier on, we guarantee incredibly dense and filling (and awfully chocolatey) cupcakes.