Zinfandel Wine Cupcakes

Wine and chocolate are two peas in a pod, which means these chocolate wine cupcakes are absolutely heavenly. Garnish the top of the cupcakes with chocolate curls.

Red Zinfandel complements the chocolate flavor in these wine cupcakes.
Photo by Shelly M.
Red Zinfandel complements the chocolate flavor in these wine cupcakes.
Red Zinfandel complements the chocolate flavor in these wine cupcakes.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

24

cupcakes

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix

  • 3/4

    cup water

  • 1/2

    cup Zinfandel wine

  • 1/3

    cup vegetable oil

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1

    cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • FROSTING:

  • 6

    cups powdered sugar

  • 1/3

    cup butter, softened

  • 1/3

    cup unsweetened baking cocoa

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    cup Zinfandel wine

  • Chocolate curls

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake batter as directed on box, using cake mix, water, 1/2 cup wine, oil and eggs. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full). Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cocoa and salt with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in 1/2 cup wine. If frosting is too thick, beat in more wine a few drops at a time. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with chocolate curls. To make chocolate curls, warm a chocolate bar by holding it in your hands for several minutes to slightly softened. Using vegetable peeler, shave chocolate in long strands along smooth side of chocolate. Transfer curls with toothpick to cupcakes.

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