Chocolate Red Wine Filled Cupcakes

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Dark chocolate red wine filled cupcakes are perfectly moist with hints of coffee, ganache filling and a raspberry whipped cream frosting.  These homemade chocolate cupcakes are gourmet & decadent, yet easy to make!

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Dark chocolate & red wine filled cupcakes with ganache and whipped cream:  heavenly, indulgent, and quite easy to make-completely from scratch. 

Velvety and moist dark chocolate cake is laced with espresso coffee then filled with a silky smooth pinot noir infused ganache and topped with a luscious fresh raspberry whipped cream frosting for a truly romantic cupcake recipe.

These cupcakes sound extra fancy, but I promise you they’re fairly easy and don’t require any extravagant baking knowledge or expertise. 

You just need an apron, some music, and a spoon ready for licking (trust me you’re gonna want to spoon-lick each component of these cupcakes!)

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Chocolate & Red Wine Cupcake Components:

  • Dark chocolate cupcakes: rich, moist and full of chocolate flavor. (The chocolate cupcake is made from my favorite, go-to, easy chocolate cake recipe from Hershey’s Chocolate.  I added a tablespoon of coffee to really enhance the flavor.
  • Red wine ganache: velvety smooth and decadent. (feel free to use any type of red wine you have on hand.)
  • Raspberry whipped cream: light, airy and fruity.
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Ganache is one of those fancy dessert words that tend to impress people because it’s rich, creamy and decadent. 

If you’re thinking it’s too hard to make you’re so wrong!

Ganache is made with just two simple ingredients:

Chocolate Chips + Heavy Cream.

The process of making it is even easier:  place chocolate in heatproof bowl, bring cream to a simmer, pour over chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

See?  Easy and simple but incredibly delicious!

I’m infusing the ganache with pinot noir, which gives it an elegant and slightly fruity flavor. 

Plus, what better combination than chocolate and wine??? C’mon ladies and gentlemen ;).

You can use any red wine you’d like, but I prefer the Noir because it’s a light bodied wine with notes of fruit.

Raspberry whipped cream…sounds dreamy doesn’t it?

Whipped cream frosting is just as easy to make as the ganache…it’s also made with just 3 ingredients:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla

We’re adding a couple of tablespoons of fresh raspberry puree to the whipped cream which balances perfect with the dark chocolate and red wine.  It also gives the cupcakes a fresh burst of mouthwatering flavor.

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Red wine & chocolate cupcakes make the perfect Valentine’s day treat!

They’re beautiful, delicious and easy to make without fancy equipment or ingredients.

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