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Desserts

Red Wine Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Wine Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe
photo by:kraft
Red wine, devil's food cake mix and silky cream cheese frosting combine to make the ideal cupcakes for a wine lover's birthday—or Valentine's Day!
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 16 min
servings
total:
24 servings

What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
3/4
cup  red wine, divided
1/4
cup  granulated sugar
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  butter, softened
1
tsp.  vanilla
2
cups  powdered sugar

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, substituting 1/3 cup wine for the oil. Cool completely.

MEANWHILE, cook granulated sugar and remaining wine in saucepan on medium heat 15 to 18 min. or until reduced to thin glaze, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in powdered sugar; spread onto cupcakes. Drizzle with wine syrup.

Please use alcohol responsibly.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Variation
Omit granulated sugar and substitute red grape juice for the wine.
Special Extra
Prepare frosting as directed; spoon into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of 1 bag. Use to pipe frosting in circular pattern on tops of cupcakes, starting at edge of each and working toward center. Repeat with red wine syrup, following swirl lines of frosting.
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