Recipe: Mulled Wine Cupcakes

These were very interesting but I don’t think I would make them again. The combination of wine and chocolate is a bit too much for me. I’d probably be content just to drink the mulled wine and nibble of some dark chocolate separately. In the future if I make these again I won’t ice them either.

Mulled Wine Cupcakes
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/8 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/3 cup red wine
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 4 cloves
  8. zest of 1/2 orange
  9. 1 teaspoon orange juice
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  12. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  13. 1/8 cup cocoa powder
  14. 1/3 cup plain flour
  15. Spiced Mascarpone Icing
  16. 2 tablespoons butter
  17. zest of 1/2 orange
  18. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  19. 1/3 cup icing sugar
  20. 1/4 cup mascarpone
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 6 piece muffin tray with muffin cases.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until pale and fluffy then Add the egg and mix well.
  3. To this add the spices, wine, and orange juice and mix until the batter is evenly combined.
  4. Fold in all the dry ingredients with a metal spoon until just combined. Divide the mixture evenly in the muffin tin and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  5. To make the icing combine butter, orange juice, zest, cinnamon, icing sugar, and mascarpone in a bowl and beat using an electric mixer until smooth
Adapted from The Happy Foodie
Adapted from The Happy Foodie
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

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