Chocolate Pomegranate Cupcakes

Chocolate Pomegranate Cupcakes

Add an updated twist to chocolate cupcakes with pomegranate juice. Fresh pomegranate seeds add a festive holiday look.

20 min.prep time 1:20total time
12 cupcakes
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pomegranate juice

Frosting

6 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups. Set aside.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add half of flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add pomegranate juice; continue beating until well mixed. Add remaining half of flour mixture. Beat until smooth.

Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake 22-25 minutes or until top is set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine white chocolate and whipping cream in small saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into bowl; cool completely.

Add 1 cup butter and powdered sugar to cooled white chocolate mixture. Beat at high speed until mixture is light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle tops with pomegranate seeds just before serving.

Recipe Tip

- Cupcakes can be baked and frosted ahead of time. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Sprinkle tops with pomegranate seeds before serving.

- Fresh pomegranate seeds can be found in the produce section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 430

Fat: 26g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 260mg

Carbohydrates: 47g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #15431©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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