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Red Wine Red Velvet Cupcakes - delicious and moist cupcakes with a hint of your favorite red wine!

Red Wine Red Velvet Cupcakes

Servings 24
Author CR Hunter


  • 3/4 C butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 C pure cane sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 t red gel dye
  • 1/2 C red wine I used Pinot Noir because that’s what was open…
  • 1 1/3 T strong brewed coffee room temperature
  • approx 1/3 C buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 2 1/2 C flour sifted
  • 1/3 C cocoa not dutch-process
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time until thoroughly combined. Add in vinegar.
  4. In a two-cup measuring cup (or larger), add red wine and coffee. Fill to 1 C with buttermilk. Whisk in red dye. Alternate adding this mixture with sifting in the remaining dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  5. Spoon into prepared cupcake pans and bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack while you drink a glass of red. I mean, make the frosting. Or whatever.