11.18.2009

Buttermilk pudding cakes with pomegranate and lime

I was so excited to receive a sample of PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur in the mail the other day! It's Ah-mazingly delicious and can be used in so many recipes. It's perfect for the upcoming holidays.

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I thought and thought until I was all thought out and finally decided to use my PAMA sample in mini cakes.

I found a recipe for these buttermilk pudding cakes in The Lee Brother's Cookbook , Simple Fresh Southern.

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I added PAMA to the recipe and increased the flour slightly.

Buttermilk Pudding Cakes with Pomegranate Liqueur

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
3/4 cups reduced fat buttermilk
1 oz PAMA pomegranate liqueur
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

Sift together the flour and baking powder, set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs well with a whisk. Whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, sugar, and butter. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until combined and smooth.

Fill lightly greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 9 minutes. Check cakes by inserting a knife tip between the rim of the cake and the muffin cup and pulling gently to expose side of cake. If it appears evenly browned, the cakes will hold together when inverted if ready. If not, bake for another minute and check again. (I still had to run my knife carefully around the edges to release each cake.) Cool to room temperature.

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Pomegranate and Lime Icing

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tsp PAMA pomegranate liqueur
1-2 tbsp reduced fat buttermilk
1 tsp grated lime zest

Poke holes in the top of each cake with a toothpick. Spread icing over each cake.

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Top each darling little cake with POM pomegranate arils and lime zest.

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I was practically giddy while photographing these little beauties!

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I almost put fresh whipping cream on these as well but decided they didn't really need it.
Let me know if you try these, I'd love to know how they came out!

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46 comments:

BarbaraJean said...

Now this one is unusual. I love pomegranates. My mom used to buy just for me every once in a while when I was young. I also love buttermilk. Next time you make these, let me know. I'll be up to try them.

the ungourmet said...

I will! They were really great! Thanks mom! :D

Allyson said...

I have really enjoyed checking your blog and trying out your recipes. Although, it will be incredibly difficult for me to waste such a delicious liquor on food as opposed to...well, just upending the bottle. ;) Thanks for posting!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wonderful recipe and so creative oh and the picture is great as well

Donna-FFW said...

The red and the green make these look so pretty and so very festive!

Noelle said...

these look divine! btw, your pic of the lime, pomegranate and bottle is gorgeous...

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is such a creative and beautiful dish. I'll have to look out for PAMA. Great job!

Krista said...

Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous and it sounds delicious. It looks so "Christmas-y".

Jhonny walker said...

Pomegranates and lemon zest and buttermilk! now that is unusually good!

NMOS said...

I've never heard of a dish with buttermilk cakes, pomegranate and lime together. That's a great combination. I'll be sure to try it out. I actually saw a dessert on another blog that looks a little like this. Instead of the cakes it was panna cotta. It was also topped with arils and honey. Anyway, great post.

Cairo Typ0 said...

If the house next to yours ever goes up for sale don't tell anyone on this blog or we'll start a bidding war to be near your cooking. LOL

Bellini Valli said...

Luscious is the word that iomes to mind when I see these little cakes. Kudos for an excellent dish!!!

Ginger said...

I knew that you would come up with something AWESOME! You need to enter that photo in the http://www.refrigeratorsoup.com/pom-wonderful-photo-contest/ I know you would win! Do It! :-)

TKW said...

Those cakes look so cute! I love the garnish on top! How clever of you to use the PAMA *in* something. I think it would just be *in* my belly...

Life is good! said...

they look delicious and so festive!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Uhhh, YEAH!!! I wish your pictures weren't so good. Did you know I actually put on 5 lbs. whenever I visit your blog??? You're such a talented little chica ~ and pomegranate liqueur...sign me up! Have a great day ~ ♥

teresa said...

you amaze me! these are so gorgeous!! i love the lime zest adn pom seeds, delicious!

Megan said...

These cakes are adorable! I actually just used my PAMA sample last night to make cocktails. We had quite a lot of fun -- but I'm sure these cakes were more delicious than any cocktail combination my friends and I came up with!!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow wow wow ! This is a gourmet cake!

Pam said...

Beautiful! I can see why you were giddy photographing these little gems. They look delicious and stunning.

Dajana said...

How beautiful, Kim.
I think I'd really like these cakes. So lovely.

Cathy said...

These cakes look so delicious and your photos are wonderful. PAMA liqueur sounds delicious and so festive. I'll have to look for it.

The Blonde Duck said...

They're so pretty!

Sophie said...

Wow!! These desserts look absolutely fabulous!!

real treats & true beauties!

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice and creative cake....so festive look, great for the holidays!

Ms Bibi said...

That sounds so delicious and they look absolutely divine.

Claudia said...

Wonderfully unique and so enticing. I love all the flavors and would love to meld them in my mouth now. So pretty to look at!

Cucinista said...

Great recipe: the colors, the flavors, everything works.

Catherine said...

Kim this looks really good~ I've never seen anything like it before, but it sounds great! :)

Faith said...

This looks so good, and reminds of of panna cotta...does it taste similar? By the way, your pics of it are lovely!

5 Star Foodie said...

These are gorgeous! I love the Pama in the icing too! I wish I had more Pama to make these (will have to go get some).

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

WOW those are gorgeous! They look so festive! And they sound divine.

Erica said...

I would love to try pomegranate liquor! It has to be delicious.I love the recipe and the pictures too.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What scrumptious little cakes! They sound delicious with the PAMA liquor! Love the icing.

burpandslurp said...

That looks absolutely DELIGHTFUL, Kim! POM liquer! wow! And the PERFECT portion too, for me! Where's mine? ;-)

Danielle said...

fantastic!! such a beautiful recipe....and wonderful sounding. YUM!

jenjen said...

WOw - looks so yummy! You come up with the greatest ideas!

XOOX
Jen

Kristin said...

Holy fancy pancakes batman! Wow. Those are amazing!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous creation. The colors are perfect for the Christmas holiday.

Joanne said...

This is an awesome way to use the liqueur. I love the icing, especially.

I've never had a pudding cake, so I will definitely need to attempt it. I'm all about trying to cook everything at least once.

figtree said...

Wow what a creative idea!!I love all of your photos!!

noble pig said...

They look darling, love the red festiveness.

nora@ffr said...

kim this look soo pretty!! love ye creative idea!1 :)
cheers!!

Julie said...

I'd say your giddiness was well earned...they are beautiful! (why don't people send me liqueur in the mail??)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh my, what treasures! Jewel encrusted goodies. Great use of you Pama. I think I might have some in the bar..

Chef E said...

Ginger is right, I hope you entered that photo!

I have not tried this PAMA except in a drink, so I know it would rock in this recipe!

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