Monday, September 1, 2014

Thelma and Louise's White Wine Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling

If you're like most of our women friends, when you're having a bad day, or just stuck inside on a rainy day, nothing makes you feel better than a great bottle of wine or a baked treat for the sweet tooth!  Well, why not combine both?
Recently on one of those stormy days we had a bottle of chilled Riesling, so we popped the cork, poured a glass and decided to try out a simple white cupcake recipe, but add a little bit of wino goodness!  We loved the end result! 
Thelma and Louise's White Wine Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling
Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Riesling (you could also use Moscato)
  • 2 egg whites
  • Strawberry preserves
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the wine.
  3. In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Next, add the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until a stiff peak forms.  Then fold gently into batter.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  6. When cupcakes have cooled put strawberry preserves into a pastry bag.
  7. Push tip of pastry bag into the center of each cupcake and fill with strawberry preserves.

                                                                   

Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 TBL Riesling
  1. Melt the white chocolate chips. Cream together with the butter.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and white wine until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  4. Now pour a glass of Riesling, or any sweet white wine, and enjoy a cupcake!  Rainy day be gone!