Red wine cupcakes with whipped chocolate icing


There are two things in life that are almost guaranteed to bring people together – wine and food. Whether it’s at drinks with colleagues on a Friday or dinner with friends on the weekend, the two things go hand in hand perfectly.

I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but generally when I think of wine and food my mind leaps to all things savoury – cheeses, crackers, chips, casseroles, BBQs… for some reason sweet things don’t come to mind, though I know there are countless dessert wines around.

With this in mind I decided to challenge myself a bit and incorporate wine into some baking. It took me a bit of thinking (and a little Friday night research!) to nut the recipe out, but it eventually came together – red wine and chocolate cupcakes!

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