Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pomegranate Lemon Cupcakes

pomegranate lemon cupcakes
Valentine’s is this week and in Utah, it has been beautiful weather, it feels like spring! What does that mean? It’s time for bright and beautiful colors and fresh, spring flavors. This cupcake is perfect for this! All your Valentine’s that are in your life, will love this treat and you need to save a couple for yourself.

Ingredients:
2 Sticks of butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
juice from 1 1/2 lemons
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
Frosting;
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2 sticks butter, softened
3 to 5 cups powdered sugar
pomegranate seeds
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line tins with cupcake liners.
  • Combine together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, and mix completely. Add the lemon juice and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Add the milk and mix completely.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared cups and bake for about 18 minutes. Cool completely.
  • When the cupcakes are cooling, you can start the frosting. Pour the pomegranate juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil until it has reduced to half. Cool completely.
  • Cream the butter and 3 cups of powdered sugar. Add the cooled, reduced pomegranate juice and beat until smooth. Add more powdered sugar if you want a more stiff consistency.
  • Frost the cupcakes and garnish with pomegranate seeds. 
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23 comments:

  1. These cupcakes are so pretty and look so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. So pretty! Stopping by from Tasty Tuesday and pinning to Pinterest!

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  3. Oh my word, these look DIVINE!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  4. Looks too good! I love that there's pomegranate in it. Pinned!

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  5. Oh my word, these sound marvelous! You have definitely tempted me!! Many thanks for popping by Snickerdoodle Sunday with your latest make- hope to see you again this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  6. These look so amazing! I shared them in my 27 succulent desserts fit for the gods round up :) Have a wonderful Valentines!
    jess @liverandomlysimple

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  7. These look so delicious. Beautiful photos! Love it!

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  8. Pomegranates are a bit hit in this house and it never occurred to me to make them into sweets - pinning this because I definitely want to make these! Thanks for linking up at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party, Kimberly.

    Of course I just had to choose this as my feature this week! See you at the party tomorrow.

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  9. I love Pomegranates, so I bet these cupcakes are so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  10. These look amazing and so pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  11. These cupcakes look so yummy and perfect for Valentine's. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I will be sharing these on my FB page today.

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    1. Just want to let you know that I picked these as my host favorite on last week's Foodie Friends Friday linky party. They were featured over at the Daily Dish and on my party post this week. I hope that you will join us again this week with more awesome recipes.

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  12. These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? :)

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  13. These look amazing! I love pomegranates and lemons so I'm sure I would devour these in minutes!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays. I hope you join us again next week!

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  14. Thanks for sharing at Pin-Worthy Wednesday, these look so good!

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  15. I saw this featured on the diy Sunday Showcase link party, just looking at it makes my mouth water, pinning. Diane @ Mrs U Makes

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  16. What a fun cupcake! Hope you had a great Valentine weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Love the pomegranate and lemon combo! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  18. Such pretty cupcakes and I bet they melt in your mouth! Featured at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Mmmm, these flavors sound amazing together! Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark. Hope you'll join us again this week :)

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  20. Oh cupcakes are my biggest weakness! These are so perfect! Stopping by from the Sunday potluck.

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  21. So cute! I bet the flavor combination is delicious. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  22. These look fabulous! And I LOVE pomegrantes! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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