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Wine and Cheese Cupcakes

Shiraz wine, walnuts, Camembert cheese, and dark chocolate could be wine bar fare at its best. In my cupcake-centric world, however, they are the ingredients in wine and cheese cupcakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 294kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 oz Camembert cheese
  • 1 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 C dry red wine I was looking for a wine that would pair well with Camembert and ended up using a Shiraz, thanks to Miranda McElhiney's suggestion on my Facebook page. Feel free to experiment with other wines.
  • 1 C walnut halves


  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, beat the butter, cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Alternately mix the dry ingredients and the red wine into the butter mixture until just combined.
  • Fold in the walnuts. (You can chop them if you prefer, but I liked the nice big chunks.)
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.


Red Wine Chocolate Ganache
Frost the cupcakes with red wine chocolate ganache. Enjoy!


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.6mg