Pomegranate White Chocolate Cup Cakes

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A new  post, for a new layout, but not necessarily  a new event.

Every time this guy bugged informed me with a new pairing for ITB event, I just can help just  wondering “where could I go” with those ingredients. This time, for me  the flavor combination screams for dessert all the way.

Pomegranate, Passion fruits and white chocolate, only thinking about it  already made me drool… unfortunately passion fruits are too expensive here and very rare are they  in good condition, I would opted with the juice, but it only has like 25% of the fruit essence, so it’s better to skip.

Speaking of pomegranate… In the middle east, some say that it was pomegranate that Adam ate in the garden of Eden, not apple…(I can’t imagine if the whole world says the same myth, than all the men would have Adam’s pomegranates instead of Adam’s apples😉 )

 Anyway,  here is then my entry, something simple as usual but with intense flavors.

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Cup Cakes

Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 8 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 large egg whites

Frosting

  • 4 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped
  • 6 ounces (3/4 of 8-ounce package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses

Fresh Pomegranate

 

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Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line three 6-cup muffin pans with paper liners. Place white chocolate in metal bowl set over pan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Add hot white chocolate to sugar mixture; stir to combine. Add flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with coconut milk in 2 additions, beating batter just to combine between additions.

Using clean dry beaters, beat egg whites in medium bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg white mixture into batter in 3 additions.

Divide batter among muffin cups (about 1/4 cup each). Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.)

For frosting:
Stir white chocolate in metal bowl set over saucepan of barely simmering water until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla, pomegranate molasses and salt in medium bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in melted white chocolate. Let cool until thickened to spreadable consistency.

Spread frosting over cupcakes. Top cupcakes with fresh pomegranate.

 (Can be assembled 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

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    • kat
    • February 25th, 2009

    They look awesome with the jewel like pomegranate on top

  1. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm….three of my favorite flavors AND cake. What a great combo!

  2. agree with Kat. the pomegranate seeds look like red rubies!

  3. I simply adore white chocolate and the pomegranates are a gorgeous addition!

  4. Love the creative flavor combination. The seeds look so nice against the light backdrop.

  5. Looks amazing! And good on you for being way ahead on your ITB post!
    Also, thanks for your comment on my garlic photo🙂 I also love garlic- my poor husbie!

  6. Hey, I will DEFINITELY try this cake. Any cake recipe that calls for coconut milk instead of the usual cow’s milk has GOT to be good. This is also a good excuse for me to use the pomegranate molasses I have in the cupboard too. So far, I’ve only used it in savory dishes. Don’t know why.

  7. Lol, Adam’s pomegranates slays me!

  8. Absolutely fantastic looking cupcakes. Thanks for this great recipe!

    • applec
    • March 12th, 2009

    Wonderful recipe. Love cake and cupcakes.

  9. Oooh! Those look delightful!

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  1. May 17th, 2009

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