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Zinfandel Wine Cupcakes

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Zinfandel Wine Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 24
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Red Zindandel complements the chocolate flavor in these wine cupcakes.
Updated Sep 1, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

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

Garnish

  • Chocolate curls

Steps

  • 1
    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).
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.

Nutrition

290 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 40g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
40g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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