POM Pink Velvet Cupcakes

On June First
some many years past
I bared my babed self into the world.
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It’s the same day
Marilyn Monroe
was born.
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Coincidence?
Why, daaahling, of course not.
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Like gemini, we both:
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Look good in pink.
(She on the runway.
Me in the supermarket aisle.)
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Tote beauty mark on the cheek.
(Of course, mine was removed.
Being a hypochondriac,
I feared it might be melanoma.
Cest la vie, Style.)
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Are hounded daily for our autographs.
(Seriously. My kids teachers ask
for my signature on their homework every.night.)
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And, being nearly twins,
I think I’m at liberty to say
If Ms.M had tasted these cupcakes,
she would have adored them
as I do.
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So will you.
POM Pink Velvet Cupcakes
Adding a half stick of butter isn’t so hot for your hips, but a sexy splash of POM juice will amp up the heart health factor for this sweet treat by adding beneficial antioxidants. These cupcakes melt in your mouth this their rich chocolate flavor and fruited frosting. Just enough to turn a regular old cupcake from Norma Jean to the indelible Ms. Monroe. Va va voom.
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1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 stick butter
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
3/4 c. POM 100% pomegranate juice
2 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir. Melt & stir until fully melted. Pour into a large bowl, then add eggs, sugar, and butter. Cream until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients. Beat just until incorporated. Spoon into muffin tin prepared with cupcake liners. Bake 325 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched with finger. Cool. Frost. Lick your lips.
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POM Pink Velvet Frosting
1/2 c. butter
3 T. Goat cheese
3 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. whipping cream
1/4 c. POM juice
Mix all ingredients together with an electric beater until whippy.
Frost cooled cupcakes. Make love to the camera.
Kiss. Kiss.
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15 Responses to “POM Pink Velvet Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    jksfam on January 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I really wish I lived next door to you!!! My birhtday sharers are Madonna, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford, AND Elvis died on my birthday…

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    Lori on January 10, 2009 at 1:07 am Reply

    Cute!!
    Stoppin’ by from SITS!
    I♥ your blog

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    Stesha on January 10, 2009 at 1:08 am Reply

    Okay I really should go to sleep instead of stalking roll call at Sits. I was about to type Happy Birthday until I realized it wasn’t June!

    I will try the cupcake recipe. Thanks

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    Ms Cupcake on January 10, 2009 at 6:29 am Reply

    Dropping by from sits. This post is absolutely adorable. But then again I am biased. I heart cupcakes.

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    melissa on January 10, 2009 at 8:23 am Reply

    yum!! those might go good with some pom martinis, no? well…maybe not but…it’s worth a try!!
    here from sits! LOVE your blog!

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    Creative Mish on January 10, 2009 at 9:05 am Reply

    Hi from Sits! These cupcakes sound fab!

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    Gloria on January 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Love your conversations and love these cupcakes,xxxxxGloria

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    The Muse on January 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Dear Marylin…
    loved your post !

    oh wait it’s YOU! LOL

    ok still loved it! LOL

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    Sarah on January 10, 2009 at 8:55 pm Reply

    Awesome post!

    The Cupcakes were so good looking will definately have to try out the recipe! =]

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    Tiffany on January 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Love the cupcakes! Great blog!

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    hellosweetworld on January 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Looks so scrumptious! Yum!

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    Sophie on January 11, 2009 at 4:08 pm Reply

    Very very cute! Love the cute cupcake in the header. You forgot to mention, though: You two were meant to go places with your fabulous sense of style :D!

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    It's All Good on February 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm Reply

    yay for Gemini’s (im one too)! and the whole autograph thing, thats hilarious!

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    Bayu on March 25, 2014 at 7:05 am Reply

    is it wrong that i, for some reason, kind of love that?i would rtehar jump into a pit of magma than actually wear it to prom, but…any guy brave enough to go out in that jacket is awesome and completely prom date material.

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    Rajdhari on March 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Shameless bribery! And you had such a nice rpittaueon back at the U, too! Oh, the shame of it all…*faints*In a more serious vein (hah!), this site obviously recognized the worth of your blog, so heartiest congratualtions are in order, Jess!

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