My mom’s birthday is July 4th, for this year I made her Moscato cupcakes, which is her favorite wine. I have made cupcakes out of whisky before, and I was not a fan, so I was unsure how these would turn out. I found the recipe at http://brooke-bakes.blogspot.com/2012/04/moscato-cupcakes.html and followed it pretty closely. I did edit the frosting resipie because I found it was too runny originally.
Recipe for the cupcakes:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put cupcake liners in two cupcake pans. This recipe should make 12-18 cupcakes depending on the size of your pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar, and whisk together. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, Moscato, buttermilk, eggs, and vinegar. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into dry and mix until it is just blended.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before frosting with Moscato vanilla icing.
The cupcakes came out sweet and moist, just about perfect!
Recipe for the Icing