Pomegranate Cupcakes, Bake For Cure 2012

I know that I’m a little late but I still want to share my pink recipe.  In honor of October being a Breast Cancer Awareness month, I made these pomegranate cupcakes. I adopted this recipe from Martha and it was wonderful!
Although October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should always remember those affected by this horrible disease, celebrate those who kicked butt and remind every woman to check their TA-TAs! 

Makes 12 cupcakes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
Seeds from 1 large pomegranate
3-4 drops of red food coloring

COOL Whip Frosting (vanilla)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

2. Take out all the seeds from the pomegranate. I used my handheld blender to blend/puree the seeds. **Please note: the actual seeds will not blend so you will need to use a cheese cloth or a sifter to separate the seeds.

3.  Add vanilla extract, almond extract and food coloring to the pomegranate puree. Set aside.

4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, on medium high, cream butter and sugar until light and white. Add the eggs and egg white, one at a time, beating after each addition.

5. Sift the flour, cake flour, salt and baking powder together. On low speed, alternating, add half the flour mixture, then half the milk and repeat.

6. Add the pomegranate mixture and mix until just combined, don’t over-mix.

7. Divide batter evenly among liners and bake for 18-20 minutes. Cool  completely before frosting.


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  1. Rachel@ BubblyNatureCreations says:

    These are so pretty! I love pomegranate!

  2. Sabine van der Meulen says:

    these sure look delicious. How many cupcakes does the recipe hold?

  3. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Man, my memory sucks ;) It makes 12 cupcakes. I’ll add it right now!

  4. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Thank you!

  5. juliaterpstra says:

    WOWZA. If they taste as good as they look SIGN ME UP! Love anything pom; can’t wait to try these babies out! And you are right … we need to encourage everyone to check their Ta-Ta’s! Perhaps if we promised them all cupcakes… xoxo jules

  6. Tonia@thegunnysack says:

    What a great idea! We love pomegranates!

  7. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Thank you!

  8. WillCookForSmiles says:

    Awww, thank you!! What a sweet comment!

  9. These look absolutely spectacular! I can’t wait to try them!

    Thank you for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday.


  10. These cupcakes look so pretty and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    Jocelyn @

  11. These are beautiful and look delicious!! I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays party at The Mandatory Mooch going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  12. My daughter’s favorite color is pink; she would die for these! i would love for you to come link them up at our weekly recipe link up! ~~Katie

  13. Hi Lyuba,
    As a 14 year Breast Cancer Survivor thank you so much for these beautiful cupcakes!! Hope you had a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. I have 2 questions….how much juice was created by pureeing the pomegranate? Could you replace that with Pom juice? Thanks. These look fabulous!

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