Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

by Kate on February 10, 2014

Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes - #glutenfree #vegan
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These moist red wine chocolate cupcakes are dark, decadent and full flavored. They’re allergy friendly and actually pretty healthy for a sweet treat! I know, looking at that beautiful chocolate cupcake it’s hard to believe. Healthy decadence. I love when I can eat cake without guilt. These cupcakes are gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free and dairy-free making them perfect for everyone, those with or without allergies. These beautiful cupcakes are the creation of Debbie Adler.

Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes - #glutenfree #vegan

Debbie Adler is the owner of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes in Los Angeles where she bakes up organic treats that also happen to be allergen and sugar-free! Her cookbook Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free & Vegan Recipes brings those recipes right to your home. With delectable treats like stoned fruit muffins, dark chocolate mesquite brownies, basil lemonade cookies and coconut crunch doughnut holes you can probably imagine I had a pretty hard time choosing my first recipe to make.

Once I laid eyes on these chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, I knew I’d found the recipe I wanted to try first. What’s not to love about double chocolate? With a certain romance holiday only days away, these chocolate cupcakes would be the perfect ending to a romantic dinner and your loved ones will love you for it. I plan on making another batch of these to send into Maddy’s class Valentine’s Day party. With so many allergies in her classroom (her own included) I love that I’ll be able to provide a healthier, allergy free treat!

Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes - #glutenfree #vegan

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Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ruby Red Wine Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark, decadent, moist chocolate cupcakes with wine undertones. Vegan, gluten free, sugar free, allergy friendly!


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened plain rice milk
  • 1/4 cup Pinot Noir
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/8 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1/3 cup vegan, soy-free plain yogurt (such as So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons mashed avocado
  • 1 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1/8 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt


    Make Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together rice milk, wine and apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum and salt. Make a well in the center.
  4. Add the grape seed oil, coconut nectar, vanilla and stevia to the well then stir to combine. Add the rice milk and stir until the mixture is smooth. Add the yogurt and stir again until incorporated. Add the rice milk wine mixture to the large bowl and stir until combined.
  5. Transfer batter to a large measuring cup with a spout or other container with a pour spout. Pour batter evenly among prepared muffins cups, about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 16-17 minutes, rotating the tin halfway through baking. Remove from oven and cool in tin 10 minutes then transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Make Frosting:
  8. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut nectar, coconut oil and avocado. Add the powdered erythritol, cacao powder, warm water, stevia and salt. Stir the mixture until well combined and smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting.


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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristy z February 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

Oh that’s a hard one, I love baking in general. But I’m gonna go with cakes!


Kelly G. February 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

Cookies! Preferably Snickerdoodles, but I’ll make ALL the cookies!


Emily February 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

Allergy free? Sign me up!! These look great! I would have to say my favorite things to bake are good old fashioned cookies :)


Natalie G. February 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

I love making sugar cookies!


Gail February 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

My favorite thing to bake would be casseroles, especially those with potatoes. Hope you’re having a lovely day.



itzia February 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

i love to bake cupcakes. thanks for this recipe!


Leilani P. February 10, 2014 at 10:54 am



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Dionne Baldwin February 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The recipes in this cookbook sound very unique, vegan and allergy free is a total plus! I would work my way through this book recipe by recipe. Thank you for sharing these cupcakes with us! :-)


Tina W February 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I love to bake brownies!


Mesha M. February 10, 2014 at 7:41 pm

I don’t have one favorite. I just like baking/cooking period, and bringing smiles to the faces and hearts of all who enjoy what I’m serving.


Sandy February 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I love to bake pies


Dee Fedor February 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I love baking cookies!


Terra February 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Did you say red wine? I want more than one…..maybe two or three…..YUM!!!! They look gorgeous! Hugs, Terra


Kate February 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Yes! It’s a wine lover’s cupcake! 😉 What’s not to love about wine and chocolate together? Thanks so much Terra.


Lucia February 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Gorgeous! I’ve never heard of wine cupcakes before, they look scrumptious.


Kate February 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Thank you Lucia! I’ve actually made a red wine chocolate bundt cake too that was fabulous. Like a chocolate pound cake with a mascarpone whipped cream. Mmm!


Caroline February 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm

My favorite thing to bake is muffins!


Nichole N February 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

I love baking bread!


Pam February 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

Cupcakes. Since both of my children have food allergies, I have learned to adapt recipes for special treats for their allergies.


alice f. February 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I like to bake anything that is delicious and tasty.


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