For my cupcake, I decided to use my new favorite fruit, Razzcherries, and pair it with a sweet Moscato. I boozed it up a little more by topping my cuppies with a brandy infused fluffy buttercream. And finally, they are sprinkled with walnut dust and topped with a whole razzcherry.
If you remember, razzcherries are tart cherries infused with raspberry concentrate and then dehydrated. And they taste phenomenal! I have been dying to use them in a baked treat. I know they would be especially delicious with chocolate cake, but I wanted you to be able to see them so I made white cake. I think chopping them released their flavor even more. I added them to the Golden Vanilla Cupcake recipe from VCTOTW. The wine adds a rich moistness to the cakes, and the brandy was a nice extra zip in the frosting. They turned out fantastic!
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