Saturday, January 24, 2009

Iron Cupcake: Earth WINE

Red personal favorite. I decided to go with a Sangria flavor this month to incorporate my favorite booze: WINE!

This cupcake is sooo sweet you can barely taste the kick of Cointreau in the Orange frosting, and Red Wine in the cake batter. Now onto the recipe:

Bake at 350 degress for 12 minutes for Mini Cupcakes.


2 1/2 Cups Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Grenadine
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 Teaspoon Orange Zest
Juice from 1 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
1/2 Mayo

1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Dry Red Wine

*Purple food coloring optional*

Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Mix wet ingredients well (minus the OJ and Win). Slowly add the dry mix into the batter, alternatively with the OJ/Wine Mix.


1/2 Cup Butter
Juice from 1 Fresh Squeezed Orange (Blood orange or Cara Cara recommended)
Zest from 1 Orange
1-2 oz. of Cointreau to taste
4-5 Cups Powdered Sugar
Optional* Orange Food Coloring

Mix Above Ingredients until well combined.

Zest of 1 Lemon
Juice of 1 Fresh Lemon
1 1/2 Cup Whipped Cream (add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar if you make it fresh)
1 1/2 Cup Vanilla Bean Custard or Vanilla Pudding
*Green Food coloring optional*

Mix Well!

Good Toppers for these cupcakes are: Candied Orange Peel, or fresh oranges if you are serving fresh!

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