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So I almost didn't do this one what with Xmas and holiday baking but I couldn't stand it! I found this FABULOUS chocolate portand immediately thought of a wine infused cupcake with a mulled wine chocolate sauce I had seen in Cooking Light.
So as the days passed I went from a chocolate cake to a butter cake with chocolate chips, but hey it is the holiday season so my end result is a Red Velvet Chocolate Port Cupcake with Mini Chocolate Chips infused with a Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Chocolate Sauce and topped with a Mulled Chocolate Sauce Cream Cheese Frosting, WHEW!!! Say that three times fast :) It is the PERFECT adult holiday Dessert!!!
Look how happy my cute snowman cupcake plate is (I made him too) ... he loved them too!! The hardest part of this recipe is the chocolate sauce ... not because making it is hard, because if you have any vanilla ice cream in the house, it may not make it to your cupcakes *LOL* don't worry there is PLENTY for ice cream when you are done.
I modified a recipe from The Cake Doctor because of the time constraints with my holiday baking and present buying and wrapping ...
This month we have some FABULOUS prizes,
an original work of art from BETTY TURBO - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5002976
as well as a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.
PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382
As an added bonus for December there is a limited edition cupcake pincushions by Moda Home, complements of SWEET CUPPIN CAKES BAKERY AND CUPCAKERY SUPPLY, http://www.acupcakery.com/index.html.
Last and certainly not least, don’t forget the corporate prize providers: HEAD CHEFS by FIESTA PRODUCTS, http://www.fiestaproducts.com, HELLO CUPCAKE by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, http://blog.hellocupcakebook.com, JESSIE STEELE APRONS http://www.jessiesteele.com; the CUPCAKE COURIER http://www.cupcakecourier.com; TASTE OF HOME books, http://www.tasteofhome.com. Iron Cupcake:Earth is sponsored in part by 1-800-Flowers, http://www.1800flowers.com .