This is the fourth installment for the Holiday Recipe Club. Interested in joining? Contact me here! For this post we were all required to use wines, mascarpone or white chocolate.
This round of holiday recipes was intended to be New Year’s focused. And what is New Year’s Eve with out a little decadence?
So after thinking about which ingredient I wanted to use and what I might want to make, I decided on red wine cupcakes.
My appreciation for wine has grown over the past few months and I was happy I had found a way to incorporate it into something baked.
I made cupcakes because I thought they would be easy, and not too time consuming before heading to a NYE party. (To make it even easier, make mini cupcakes!)
I made a dozen medium sized cupcakes and found the flavor to be too much for a cupcake of that size. Mini cupcakes are the way to go.
When you are shopping for a wine to use for your cupcakes I recommend you pick something you would normally enjoy drinking.
I used a wine I didn’t like very much and wasn’t happy with my cupcakes. Next time I make these I plan on using a Zinfandel or Petite Shiraz. [Read more...]