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Sangria cupcakes topped with fluffy pink frosting swirls and fresh fruit on top. The cloest cupcake has the cupcake wrapper opened.

Sangria Cupcakes

  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 2 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cupcakes 1x


Easy and incredibly delicious, these sangria cupcakes are full of fresh and fruity sangria flavor. Great for a BBQ gathering or summer celebration.




  • 1 ¼ cup (162.5g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (250ml) sangria
  • ¼ cup (62.5ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1 cup (250ml) sangria


  • ½ cup (115g) dairy-free salted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup (115g) all-vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups (360g) icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. sangria reduction
  • fruit for decor
  • extra reduction for drizzling



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 12 cupcake liners in a cupcake pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix until combined.
  • Add in the sangria, oil, egg, and vanilla extract and mix on low until just combined. Be careful to not overmix the batter. *
  • Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners and bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Gently remove each cupcake from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to fully cool.


  1. In a small pot over medium-high heat, bring the sangria to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat slightly and allow to slowly boil for approximately 20 minutes or until the volume reduces by half.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow it to fully cool to room temperature. **


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and shortening together on high for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the icing sugar and salt and mix on low until combined.
  3. Add in 2 tbsp of the sangria reduction and mix on low until combined.
  4. Turn the mixer to high and allow to beat for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.


  1. Place a Wilton 2D piping tip in a piping bag and frost each cupcake with a large swirl.
  2. Top each cupcake with some fresh fruit and a drizzle of leftover sangria reduction. Enjoy!
  3. Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


* The cupcake batter is quite runny and that’s okay for an oil-based recipe.

** Place the sangria reduction in the fridge if you want it to cool faster.

  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 Minutes
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
  • Calories: 345
  • Sugar: 26 Grams
  • Sodium: 92 Miligrams
  • Fat: 18 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 10 Grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 1 Gram
  • Carbohydrates: 36 Grams
  • Fiber: 1 Gram
  • Protein: 2 Grams
  • Cholesterol: 67 Miligrams

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