Oscar Winning Chocolate Goat Cheese Cupcakes

February 26, 2012

Chocolate goat cheese cupcakes from Buttercream Blondie are worthy of winning an Oscar.  Simple chocolate cupcakes are topped with a light and airy goat cheese frosting with a red wine swirl.  The richness of the chocolate pairs perfectly with the tart goat cheese and tannic red wine.  This decadent dessert turns the everyday cupcake into a true showstopper.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cupcakes

4 ounces unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2t. vanilla bean paste -you can also use vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1t. baking soda
1/2t. salt
1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup buttermilk

Goat Cheese Frosting

16 ounces goat cheese
1/4 cup + 2T. light brown sugar
1t. vanilla bean paste
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Red Wine Reduction

1 cup red wine - I used a sweet red wine, use one you like to drink.

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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