Port Wine and Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

 

Port Wine and Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Prep Time 2 hours 33 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 3 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup port wine
  • 3/4 cup canned cherries
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Frosting

  • 8 oz . mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • cherries or chocolate shavings

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Simmer port and drained cherries (I used morello cherries in a jar) in a saucepan for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove 1/8 cup of liquid, set aside.

  3. Add butter, 3T sugar, chocolate, and cocoa and whisk until melted.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool.

  5. Remove from heat and let cool.

  6. Add port mixture and beat briefly.

  7. Add flour mixture and beat briefly.

  8. Pour into lined cupcake pan.

  9. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

  10. Spoon remaining port liquid on cupcakes before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat ingredients together at high speed for 2-3 minutes, or until soft peaks form.

  2. Spread on cupcakes and top with cherries or chocolate.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe can be found here

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