So my husband loves to cook (crazy, I know). I came across the original recipe for this on Pinterest by Brooke Bakes, but we decided to tweak it a little bit. They don't look all that special, but they taste AMAZING!!!
You see, my favorite type of wine of all time is Moscato. I love it!
Below is my favorite brand kind of Moscato- Elmo Pio Piemonte Moscato from Italy, though Barefoot Wine's Moscato is good too.
We had a friend's dinner party we were invited to and decided to make these Moscato cupcakes with Moscato cream cheese icing. They were such a hit- everyone was raving about it. My hubs posted it on his foodie site, but since he doesn't blog much, I thought I'd post it up here too. The same recipe should be a good cake if you prefer cakes (he made a White Zinfandel cake for Super Bowl with a similar recipe).
Ingredients for cupcakes:
2 and 1/2 Cups Flour
1 and 1/4 Cups White Sugar
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 Cup Moscato Wine
3/4 Cup Non-Skimmed Milk (I usually use skim milk for most cooking, for this one you need to use a thicker dairy product, light cream, buttermilk, and whole milk all work fantastic)
2 Large Eggs
1.5 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Salt
1 TSP White Vinegar
Ingredients for icing:
1 Cup Confectionery Sugar
6-8 ounces of cream cheese (If you want you can substitute half the cream cheese with butter)
1/2 Cup Moscato
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Mix all ingredients together by hand. I personally prefer to mix all dry ingredients together first before adding in wet ingredients. Note: Optional for both or either: A dash of food coloring or grenadine to give the cupcakes some color.
Step 3: Bake for 10-15 Minutes, or however long you think for them to be done.
Step 4: While letting cupcakes cool, create Icing.
Step 5: Whip icing ingredients together in a bowl. The add icing to cooled cupcakes. We put in a bag and cut the tip to squirt it out, but you can just spread it on with a knife if you want.
Step 6: Enjoy!
WARNING: Because you never bake the Icing these cupcakes will remain Alcoholic, just remember that, while 1/2 Cup of Moscato divided among however many cupcakes you make is doubtful to get any adults drunk, keep this in mind around children, etc.
These were such a hit. Everyone raved that the flavor was amazing. So I hope you all enjoy it and try making some yourself!