February is the month of celebration of love and Valentine’s Day falls on 14th of this month. And most of the stores have Valentine merchandise on display. The gifts that I was awaiting the most was the arrival of heart shaped chocolate from Ghirardelli and Red wine from Josh cellar. You can get both the goodies from Wal-Mart and other grocery stores. So when you get a chance to write about them what will you do, combine both goodness in one. I did that I made this Chocolate red wine cupcake and with orange butter cream.
Talking about my life, we both husband and wife didn’t have any proper dating life, when we meet for the first time we had spent lots of hours on the phone, and knew we were going to marry each other. Also he was lived in Utah and I was in West Virginia at that time. Long distance dating includes phone calls. Funny part is that he will call me and ask me Swathi what you are doing. I will tell him, come back from the work, cooking etc. He will say ok I am going out and I will call you soon. After 30 minutes he will call me back and ask same question. Same answer, finally our phone call ends with wishing good night.
We got married after the long distance dating of over a year marriage and now have two beautiful kids. We still love each other and pretty much follow the same routine of phone call. Now I am calling him, he will answer in 5 minutes that is he is in meeting, he is coming home etc. Our marriage is going strong and we are going to celebrate our 12th year anniversary this September. Love means it is not written in books or movies. It is from the heart caring for each other all the time.
If you are planning a Valentine party at your home, try this delicious chocolate red wine cupcake with orange butter cream. Ingredients I used in these recipes are close to my heart. Chocolate is my favorite also a kid’s favorite. My hubby loves good red wine. Also it has oranges from old house which we are hoping to sell it soon. Yes after that I won’t able to get it.
This chocolate red wine cupcake is delicious but it is dense, it rise well while baking but it sunk little bit. Taste wise it is delicious you will go for the second bite without your knowledge. Yes chocolate and wine are perfect pairs.
Especially Josh cellar Merlot wine brings out the flavor of chocolate very well. Fruity butter cream also pairing with chocolate and wine perfectly.
So make sure to make this cupcake for your love this coming valentine. If not try to get Ghirardelli’s Valentine edition chocolates and Red wine from Josh cellar. There is also a sweet surprise for you, two lucky readers get a chance to win $75 prepaid American Express cards. How sweet is that, so why wait try to enter into the following giveaway. If you buy any products, please share and tag me in twitter or Instagram with hashtag #ASweetpairing. I am excited look forward to your pictures with chocolate and wine.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.