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Grape Cupcakes Topped with Wine Whipped Cream

Grape Cupcake Man says, “I love grape cupcakes!” Grape Cupcake Man also says, “I need you to lick the Muscat wine whipped cream frosting off of my grape cupcake face – it’s blocking my eyes!”

When I first made Grape Cupcake Man, my in-house food photographer refused to take the photo: “It’s just too weird.” Perhaps I did go a bit overboard, but I wanted to use the whipped cream and I didn’t want to hide the grapes like I did here:

Clearly, Grape Cupcake Man was the only choice.

Regardless of how you frost the grape cupcakes (or if you frost them at all), these grape cupcakes are a perfect choice to serve while sitting outside with a bottle of wine, grapes, cheese, and nuts. Enjoy!

Grape Cupcake Topped with Wine Whipped Cream Recipe

I found a most appetizing recipe for a grape cake on the Desert Candy blog and decided to convert it to grape cupcakes. I have included the recipe with my modifications below. The main change I made was to add some ginger and pineapple flavor to replicate the tastes found in my recent punch recipe.

 


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Grape Cupcakes Topped with Wine Whipped Cream

Regardless of how you frost the grape cupcakes, these are a perfect choice to serve while sitting outside with a bottle of wine.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grape cupcake recipe, grape cupcakes, wine whipped cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 334kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

Grape Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 C Muscat wine
  • 1/2 C pineapple juice
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 4 T 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 T 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 C red seedless grapes

Muscat Wine Whipped Cream Frosting* Ingredients

  • 1 C Muscat wine
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Grape Cupcake Instructions

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ginger into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Combine wine and pineapple juice in a small bowl.
  • Whisk 3/4 cup sugar, butter, and olive oil in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Whisk in eggs.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with wine/juice in 3 additions each, whisking just until smooth after each addition.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Sprinkle grapes over batter.
  • Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until top gets slightly brown.

Muscat Wine Whipped Cream Frosting

  • Bring wine and sugar to a boil in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for about thirty minutes.
  • Remove from heat and bring to room temperature.
  • Whip heavy whipping cream until it looks like whipped cream.
  • Add 1/3 C of the muscat wine syrup you just made.

Notes

*This Muscat wine whipped cream frosting went perfectly with the cupcakes, but it worked nicely as a dip for grapes. Yum!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grape Cupcakes Topped with Wine Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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