Sunday, February 17, 2013

Moscato Cupcakes

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).

Moscato Cupcakes

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!


  1. These look yummy! I love adding alcohol to cupcakes; they're two wonderful things alone, but when paired...wowza!


  2. Just pinned!! Oh yes, I must try these:) Wine and cupcakes together, very smart and fun!!

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  3. I love Moscato, too - and I love you for making these! I'd love for you to share it at the Pinworthy Projects party Friday!

  4. These cupcakes sound awesome!! Great job :)
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

  5. Moscato is my favorite, too! Pinned this so I can try it later. =)
    Stopping by from the blog party.
    -Leia @ Latitude Adjustment

  6. Coolness!!! Now I need to figure out Pinterest too! hahahaha!! I've noticed a lot of good recipes just from blogging. Can ya teach me?

    The Wondering Brain

  7. Thank you for posting this recipe! I'll be making these for a wine pairing party next weekend...however the host has a daughter who is underage. I'd like to just substitute a different frosting on a few cupcakes for her...any recommendations on flavors that would pair well?

    1. You can use the same recipe for the icing, but substitute the wine for maybe 2 oz of a sweetened grape juice, or leave out completely and have a cream cheese icing, but sweetened grape juice would do just the trick, without the alcohol. Thanks for stopping by! It was a party favorite!


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