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Thirsty Thursday: Oreo Nuvino Wine Nutella Cupcakes

 Happy Thirsty Thursday!  I have dedicated today’s post to a recipe that incorporates Nuvino wine into the recipe.  What is better than combining wine, oreos, and nutella?  I am going to say not much.  Check out and give the below recipe a try!

For the cupcakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
¼ cup Nuvino’s Red Blend Wine
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup Nutella
10 Oreos

 

For the filling:
½ cup Nutella
5 Oreos
 
For the frosting:
1 cup red wine, any kind you like
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
salt, to taste
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 10 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Set aside.
The cupcakes:  In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy.  Add the egg and beat to combine.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.  Beat in the vanilla extract.  Stir in Nutella and Nuvino’s Red Blend until evenly combined.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Place an Oreo cookie on the bottom of each cupcake liner.  Pour batter over each Oreo cookie and fill each cupcake liner about ¾ of the way full.  Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
 
The filling:  In a ziplock bag, place the Oreos and use a mallet to crush the cookies into small pieces.  In a small bowl, combine Nutella with crushed Oreos. Set aside.
 
The frosting:  In a small saucepan, combine Nuvino’s Red Blend and sugar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves and wine comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (until the liquid is reduced to about ¼ cup or a light syrup texture).  Let to cool.
 
Beat the butter until until smooth and creamy.  Slowly add in powdered sugar (1/2 cup at a time), vanilla, and ¼ cup of prepared wine syrup.  Beat until no lumps remain. Taste the frosting and add salt to cut the sweetness, if you prefer.
 
Assembling the cupcakes:  Cut out the center of each cupcake with a sharp knife.  Fill the cupcakes with Nutella & Oreo filling.  Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip.  Pipe frosting into a swirl on each cupcake. Enjoy!
Cupcakes and Nuvino Red Blend Wine

Cupcakes and Nuvino Red Blend Wine

Oreo Nuvino Wine Nutella Cupcakes

Oreo Nuvino Wine Nutella Cupcakes

About Nuvino:

Nuvino is a single-serve, premium wine in a pouch designed to meet a growing consumer interest in international varietals available in smart, convenient packaging. Nuvino comes in four distinct wines such as Chardonnay, Malbec, Red Blend, and Sauvignon Blanc and they’re as agile, adventurous, and as adaptable as you are. In fact, not only can Nuvino go wherever your curious heart will take you, it will make new environments even more memorable as you savor both the journey and the destination. PreservPak is the technology that enables our wine to handle any adventure you throw at it by locking in and preserving all of our four distinct wines for up to 18 months while imparting no flavor profile of its own.

About Nuvino’s Red Blend:  

Swan Hill 2013 – 13.9% ABV

Australia’s Swan Hill wine region is nestled along the banks of the Murray River in South Eastern Australia.

The region’s hot, dry summers and sandy soils provide the perfect environment for grapes to fully mature on the vine, producing a fruity and approachable wine. Our Red Blend features silky-smooth flavors of plums, mulberries and hints of oak. This soft, juicy wine pairs well with chicken and light meats. Sometimes it’s not so much about the location but the moment.

Nuvino Red Blend

Nuvino Red Blend

 (Photos and recipes courtesy Illumination PR)

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