Wow its been a CRAZY few weeks. Tons of deadlines at work, a horrible bug that knocked me down harder than a taxi on Jan Smuts (for the foreigners…think bus on a free way), my birthday (YAY!) and then a trip to Cape Town for work followed by a long weekend of fun, food and whale watching!
We had so much great food in Cape Town, I’ve decided to write a few posts on some of it. Cape Town really is an amazing city! But more of that to come…
Time for the Birthday fun. More specifically: MY birthday! I’m one of those people who LOVES birthdays. As a Spring baby, I spent my childhood being told: “When the blossoms are on the trees then its nearly your birthday!”. To this day, as soon as I see blossoms start appearing on the trees, I start getting excited.
This year I decided to celebrate my birthday with a few of my favourite things: wine and chocolate. Oh yes! This is happening! Wine and chocolate cupcakes!
Brace yourself, these are not for the faint hearted. They do go perfectly with a glass of wine though! There is wine in both the cupcake and the icing and nice chunks of dark chocolate in the cupcake as well. Can you see it?
I adapted the recipe from how sweet it is to allow for measurement in grams. I also used a Pinotage instead of Merlot. The Diemersfontein Coffee Pinotage just seemed perfect for these cupcakes. And it was! Although I stuck with the original red wine buttercream, these would also go really well with a cream cheese frosting.