Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cupcakes for 2 with Cherry Wine Buttercream



YUM!  YUM! YUM!

This Valentines Day there is only Bill and I.  I wanted cupcakes and ice cream.  The only problem is with making cupcakes I end up with 2 dozen.  

I decided it was time for me to come up with a recipe for just Bill and I since I rarely have anyone home anymore.  You will probably start seeing more recipes for 2 not only because we are empty nesters but I also do not need the temptation to eat more.



I call these cupcakes for 2 but it actually makes 4 cupcakes.  I figured I always want seconds!  So if you only want 1 each then you can serve Cupcakes for 4.


The icing I used is adapted from my usual go to icing.  Except since it is Valentines day and these are adult cupcakes I added some Sweet Cherry Wine.  MMMMM the hint of cherries is an awesome addition to the almond flavoring.  To frost the cupcakes I used Wilton tip 1M.  Both the cupcake recipe and icing recipe were exactly on target with no left overs.  I was very pleased with the flavor and texture of these cupcakes.

They were super easy to make.  I started out with some cake mix and then added in some extras. Since I will have left over cake mix, I just put it in a ziplock bag and stuck it in the freezer for next time.

Cup Cakes for 2 

1/4 Cup french vanilla cake mix
2 Tablespoon flour
2 Tablespoon sugar
1 ounce water
3/4 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoon sour cream
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place 4 liners into a cupcake pan.

Put everything into a mixing bowl and mix until well blended  

Divide between 4 cupcakes

Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes

Cool completely then frost


Cherry Wine Buttercream

1 t dream whip
1 T Cherry Wine
1/4 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
5 T butter, softened
1 1/2 t whipping cream
1 C powder sugar

Put all ingredients into mixing bowl and whip together until frosting forms. You can frost the cup cakes however you like, I used Wilton tip 1M



2 comments:

  1. These cupcakes look wonderful. YUM! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/19/home-matters-linky-party-25/ :)

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  2. Oh, these cupcakes look yummy. What a great idea to just make 4. My husband and I are empty nesters also, so I run in to the same problem when I bake. I always have too much and it is so tempting for me. I can't wait to try your recipe for the cupcake and the frosting! I would love if you would drop by and link this up at Celebrate It! blog party! It is where you can share how you celebrate the everyday things of life!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2015/03/celebrate-it-blog-party.html

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