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Red Wine Cupcakes is one of my gourmet cupcakes. These are the best chocolate cupcakes! What makes these wine cupcakes is the red wine drizzle. If you want unique cupcake recipes then these wine cupcakes are perfect!




Gourmet Cupcakes

I love gourmet cupcakes. I admit I am a bit obsessed with wine. I love the taste of wine and I love making desserts with wine as well, like No Churn Raspberry Moscato Wine Ice Cream. so creating unique cupcake recipes with wine is easy for me.




Wine Cupcakes

Why wine cupcakes? Chocolate and wine go well together. So why not combine them into chocolate wine cupcakes! Plus wine cupcakes are a unique cupcake recipes idea!




Unique Cupcake Recipes

I love making unique cupcake recipes. These gourmet cupcakes is just that! Not only does this chocolate cupcake recipe have a red wine drizzle on the buttercream, but these wine cupcakes has red wine in the actual chocolate cupcake! So yes these really are red wine cupcakes all the way through! Talk about one of the best cupcake recipes!




Best Cupcake Recipes

Why are these gourmet cupcakes one of the best cupcake recipes? Honestly, it is because they are red wine cupcakes! Chocolate and wine does it get any better? That is why this unique cupcake recipe is one of the best cupcake recipes.


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Red Wine Cupcakes

Red Wine Cupcake

Red Wine Cupcakes is one of my gourmet cupcakes. These are the best chocolate cupcakes! What makes these wine cupcakes is the red wine drizzle. If you want unique cupcake recipes then these wine cupcakes are perfect!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1 1/2 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 3 oz package of chocolate pudding
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 oz packages cream cheese (softened, 3 . each)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk (heated)

Red Wine Drizzle

  • 1 cup sweet red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease or paper-line 16 muffin cups.
  2. Microwave 1/2 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds;
  3. Stir The morsels, they may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda, pudding mix, and salt in small bowl.
  5. Beat sugar, oil, egg, red wine, and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until blended.
  6. Beat in melted chocolate; gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water.
  7. Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and salt in small mixer bowl until creamy. Stir in 1 cup morsels.
  8. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 1/2 full.
  9. Spoon filling by rounded tablespoon over batter.
  10. Spoon remaining batter over filling.
  11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Butter Cream

  1. Using a mixer, cream the shortening and butter in a bowl. Add the sugar and beat well. Add the egg white and vanilla; beat thoroughly. Add the hot milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until creamy. Scrape into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.

Red Wine Drizzle

  1. In a sauce pan dissolve the sugar into the red wine. Bring the wine to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continuously stirring, reduce the wine till the wine coats the back of the spoon. Take it off the heat, allow it to cool. Then drizzle the wine over the butter cream on the cupcakes.
  2. Then ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 720Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g

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Shana Sutton

Monday 22nd of October 2018

OMG! Wine and Cupcakes! This is brilliant! what could be better?! Can't wait to try these!

April J Harris (@apriljharris)

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Love this recipe, Deanna! Red wine is wonderful in baked goods (I've used it in brownies). Your Red Wine Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes look and sound amazing!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

I am on a huge wine kick right now :) Thank you!

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