My manfriend will be the first to say that I am addicted to pomegranates. I love them. Whenever I’m at the store and pomegranates are on sale, I stock up like they’re going out of season permanently. I don’t know if it’s the tangy taste or the fact that those beautiful jeweled seeds look stunning on almost everything, but pomegranates are a great go-to for my snacking needs.
I don’t know what it was that inspired me to create this cake, but somehow I got the idea to mix chocolate, orange, and pomegranate together for the ultimate in flavor explosion. What resulted was a delicious chocolate cake that would be the perfect ending to a light spring or summer meal.
You can use whatever chocolate cake recipe you’d like…you could even make it from a box if you so desire. If you do make a box cake, try substituting the water with orange juice. It will create an even taster cake!
After your chocolate cake is baked and completely cooled, blend and strain 2 cups of pomegranate seeds (probably 1 large pomegranate). Add 1 tablespoon of juice to 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar to create a glaze. The amount of glaze you’ll need will depend on how big your cake is. For my 9×12 cake, I used about 10 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 4-5 tablespoons of pomegranate juice. Pour over the cake and let set, about 1 hour.
Once your glaze is set, simply decorate with more pomegranate seeds, orange zest, and shavings of white chocolate. This is a moist and delicious light dessert that everyone is sure to love!
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