Latest News

Lamb and Rosemary Pot Pie

Lamb is such an Easter tradition and as lamb is also such a great partner for our more serious reds, […]

Italian Easter Bread

We continue our baking streak for Easter. Not only does the long weekend give us more time to try something […]

Easter Eggnog Wine Cocktail Recipe

Easter Eggs have never been taken to this level! Try our all grown up Easter Eggnog wine cocktail as a […]

Croissant Cake – the perfect Autumn bake

While a summer Christmas is challenging for traditional Christmas roasts and gravy’s and puddings, South Africans are better-off weather-wise when […]

Baking Babka for Easter

Bread has a very strong link to Christian religious ceremonies and a variety of Easter breads are made during Easter […]

Green Mary Wine Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients 2 medium-size green or yellow tomatoes 90 ml water dash green jalapeño tabasco 2 x dash bitters 15 ml […]

Celery Sour Recipe

Celery Sour Ingredients 30 ml    gin 15 ml    freshly squeezed lime juice 15 ml    simple syrup 45 ml    fresh celery […]

Carrot and Orange Cooler

Carrot and Orange Cooler Ingredients 60 ml    fresh-pressed carrot juice 30 ml    blanco tequila 30 ml    fresh orange juice 30 […]

Pinot Noir & Porcini Risotto

The earthy notes of our 2015 Culinaria Pinot Noir are beautifully echoed in the autumn flavours of this porcini risotto. […]

Tomato, Baby Marrow and Aubergine Gratin

Ingredients 1 kg ripe, firm tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 350 g baby marrow, preferably mixed green […]


Wine and Cupcakes?! The holidays are here!

With a brand new look and taste, the 2012 Leopard’s Leap Lookout Semi-Sweet is not only fresh and crisp with a slight dazzling sweetness but also a beautiful partner to sweets and desserts!

For a lovely combination, bake these delicate vanilla cupcakes and serve them with the Leopard’s Leap Lookout Semi-Sweet – how elegant and festive!


100 g Cake flour

5 g Cocoa

1 g Baking powder

50 g Softened unsalted

100 g Castor sugar

1 Whole free range egg

5 ml Red Food Colouring

2.5 ml Vanilla extract

62.5 ml Milk

Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 170◦C.
Line a 6 hole muffin tray with cupcake papers.

Sift together the
flour, cocoa and baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter
for   1-2 minutes. Add the castor sugar a
third at a time, beating for 2 minutes after each addition. After the last
addition, beat until the mixture is light and fluffy and the sugar has
dissolved. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition, or
until mixture are light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract, red food colouring and
beat until combined.

Add a third of the
flour to the creamed mixture and beat on low speed until combined. Add half of
the milk and beat until combined. Repeat the process. Add the remaining third
of the flour and beat until thoroughly combined; do not overbeat as this will
toughen the mixture.

Spoon mixture into
cupcake papers, filling each paper about three-quarters full. Bake for 15-20
minutes or until a fine skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from
the trays immediately and cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before frosting.


Buttercream Icing

100 g Softened unsalted

15 ml Milk

5 ml Vanilla extract

250 g Icing sugar


Sift the icing sugar in
a bowl. Cream the butter for 2-5 minutes. Add the icing sugar and beat for 1-2
minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Add the milk and
vanilla extract, and beat until the mixture is a spreadable consistency.

Decorate as desired and
enjoy with a glass of 2012 Leopard’s Leap Lookout Semi-Sweet!




Upcoming Events

18 April 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
20 April 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
26 April 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
27 April 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table

Buy Our Wines

Take a look at our wine collection. CLICK HERE

Ask Us

Feel free to contact us.

    Newsletter Sign-up

    © Copyright 2019 Leopard's Leap | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Delivery Policy | Refund Policy

    Ask Us

    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]