Chocolate & Goat Cheese Cupcakes featuring Siren’s Call Harmonious

Ingredients Yield: 15 – 18 cupcakes
• 4 ounces unsalted butter, room temp.
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 1/2t. vanilla bean paste -you can also use vanilla extract
• 1 & 1/2 cups AP flour
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 1t. baking soda
• 1/2t. salt
• 1/2 cup coffee
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
Goat Cheese Frosting
• 16 ounces goat cheese
• 1/4 cup + 2T. light brown sugar
• 1t. vanilla bean paste
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Red Wine Reduction 1 cup SYREN’S CALL HARMONIOUS
Preparation Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make coffee and set aside. Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Sift dries together. Alternate adding the dries with the coffee and buttermilk. Fill cupcake pans and bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes rotating once halfway through.
Goat Cheese Frosting Cream goat cheese, light brown sugar, and vanilla on medium speed till creamy. Whip heavy cream and powdered sugar till stiff. Fold whipped cream into goat cheese mixture and refrigerate till ready to use.
Red Wine Reduction Bring SYREN’S CALL HARMONIOUS up to a boil and then lower heat to medium-low and let simmer down to about 1/4 cup liquid. It takes about 12-14 minutes to reduce and get syrupy. Make sure you keep a close eye on it. Make sure it is completely cool before you spoon it on the frosting.

Bon Appétit