Nerds cupcakes with pomegranate buttercream frosting

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Just a quick post after taste-testing a special request for a big event next weekend that I’m super pumped to be a part of!

The verdict – so delicious and I’m not even a candy kind of girl!!

Basic White Cake 

Since this was just a taste-tester I did not double the recipe and it made 15 cupcakes!

Follow this recipe and add 1/4 cup nerds candy! They get a little browner than normal I’m guessing from the extra sugar from the candy.

Pomegranate Buttercream 

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 TBSP pomegranate juice

Beat butter until creamy, then add sugar one cup at a time until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla. Add pomegranate juice to desired taste and consistency.

Frost, sprinkle with nerds and enjoy!!