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Two Vegan Mulled Wine Chocolate Cupcakes Surrounded by Orange Slices and Cinnamon Sticks
Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Spiced and spiked! These sweet little chocolate cupcakes are made with toasty spices and red wine, and then topped with rich chocolate orange ganache frosting. It's a crazy delicious flavor combination you've got to try.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. orange zest
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • cup canola oil, or your favorite neutral flavored baking oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting
  • 2 to 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut cream*
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
Make the Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9 cups of a muffin tin with papers.
  2. In small bowl, whisk flax seeds and water together. Allow to sit while you prepare your dry ingredients.
  3. In large mixing bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange zest and salt. Add flax mixture, red wine, oil and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, for 2 minutes. Divide mixture among muffin cups.
  4. Bake until tops spring back when touched lightly with finger, about 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack.
Make the Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting
  1. Beat all ingredients together with an electric mixer, starting with 2 cups of powdered sugar and adding up to an additional ½ cup as needed, until thick and creamy.
Frost the Cupcakes
  1. Top cupcakes with orange chocolate ganache frosting when they're completely cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

*To get coconut cream, chill a can of coconut milk overnight. The cream (white solids) will separate out from the coconut water. Straight coconut cream is available at Trader Joe's. Coconut cream is not to be confused with cream of coconut, which is a sweetened product used for cocktails.

Nutrition Facts
Mulled Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Chocolate Ganache Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 62.3g21%
Fiber 4.8g19%
Sugar 45.4g50%
Protein 3.4g7%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.