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Awesome Red Wine Cupcakes For Your Dessert Routine

When I was young, my cousins and I used to love growing red wine cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting. We would usually make them for birthdays or special occasions, and everyone always seemed to love them. I still love growing red wine cupcakes, even now as an adult. It’s a nostalgic treat for me to make for my friends.

Growing up, my family was very into wine. We would drink it at home, have it with dinner, and even toast to our favorite wines with friends. We would often enjoy red wine cupcakes together as part of our wine-inspired evening celebrations. I still love wine, and I love cupcakes even more, so mixing the two together is a perfect match for me. Plus, the wine flavor pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the cupcakes.

It’s fun to think about all the different wine cupcakes I could make. There are so many great red wines to choose from, and I’m sure I could come up with a unique flavor for each one. I’d love to try a rose wine cupcake, or a cabernet sauvignon cupcake! Plus, I can’t forget the classics – a red wine cupcake with chocolate frosting would be amazing!

No matter what wine I choose to use for my cupcakes, I’m sure my friends and family will love them just as much as my red wine cupcakes from years ago. Thank you for reading my story, and I hope you enjoy the wine cupcakes I’m going to make for myself soon!

What are red wine velvet cupcakes?

Red wine velvet cupcakes are a delicious way to enjoy a sweet treat with a little bit of excitement. These cupcakes are made with a decadent velvet texture and a rich red wine flavor. They are perfect for a special occasion or just for a fun birthday party.

How do I make red wine velvet cupcakes?

The best way to make red wine velvet cupcakes is to start by prepping the batter in a blender or food processor. pulsing the ingredients until they are smooth. Then, fill each cupcake tin with the batter and bake them at a moderate temperature. Once they are cooked, remove them from the oven and top them with a slice of red wine soaked sponge cake. Finally, let the cupcakes cool and serve them chilled.

Can red wine velvet cupcakes be frozen?

Red wine velvet cupcakes can be frozen for up to two months. Simply store them in an airtight container and they will be ready to enjoy when you are.

Can I make red wine velvet cupcakes without sponge cake?

Yes, you can make red wine velvet cupcakes without sponge cake. However, they will not have the traditional velvet texture. Instead, they will be more bread-like.

Are red wine velvet cupcakes dairy free?

Yes, red wine velvet cupcakes are dairy free.

Red Wine Cupcakes

Servings18 people
Looking for an amazing way to celebrate a loved one’s birthday or special occasion? These red wine cupcakes are perfect! With a sweet dark chocolate frosting, they will delight your palate and remind you of all the good times shared.


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • cream cheese frosting
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.75 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 F.

  • Sift flour and cocoa powder together into a small bowl.
  • Combine butter, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • Mix on low to medium speed to moisten, then increase to medium and cream until fluffy and light, about five minutes pausing to scrape the bowl and beater halfway through.
  • With the mixer running, add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Reduce speed to low and sprinkle in one-third of the flour/cocoa, followed by a third of the red wine. Alternate between the two, allowing each addition to be roughly incorporated before adding the next.
  • Fold batter with a flexible spatula to ensure that is it is well mixed from the bottom up.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes emerges with only a few crumbs attached.
  • Once cool, frost with cream cheese frosting.
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Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner

Hi! My name is Ava and I love baking. I love the process of creating something from nothing, and the satisfaction of taking a bite of something I made myself. I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different flavors. Baking is my form of self-care; it's how I relax and unwind after a long day. That's why I founded!

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