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Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes

Gorgeous and delicious chocolate cupcakes with added red wine for a sweet and decadent dessert!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes
3.94 from 15 votes



  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp red food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare cupcake baking pan by lining with cupcake liners.
  • In large mixing bowl, or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing in between, until incorporated. Add vinegar, red wine, and buttermilk and combine.
  • In seperate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and mix until just incorporated. Do not overmix.
  • Scoop evenly into prepared baking cups and bake at 350° F for 16-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire baking rack.


  • Beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in red wine and red food coloring.
  • Increase speed to high and slowly add in cream, then continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  • Decorate cupcakes!
Recipe by Jennifer Meyering