Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes Recipes

Learn how to make these Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes to impress your summer party guests. Rich, chocolate fudge cupcakes meet a fine Merlot buttercream to create a decadent dessert.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Merlot Buttercream Icing

Looking for a great adult party dessert for your next summer gathering? You have got to try these Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes. Cupcakes are the perfect outdoor party dessert because no one has to fuss with plates and forks, just grab a cupcake and go. What makes these cupcakes stand out above the rest is that the cake is a delightful chocolate fudge and they are topped with Black Box Merlot Wine Merlot Icing. Really, does it honestly get any better than that? We love this cupcake recipe and we know that you and your party guests will love it too. This isn’t the quickest or simplest cupcake recipe you’ll ever try, but the time invested is totally worth it!

Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes Recipes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 Box Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 3.9 oz Package Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • ¾ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp Black Box Merlot Wine
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, room temp
  • 3-4 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Heavy Cream
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe post on Living Better Together for full preparation and baking instructions.
  3. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes as much as we do. If you love this decadent dessert recipe, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

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