Chocolate Pomegranate Cake

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!

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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4 responses to “Chocolate Pomegranate Cake

  1. I’ve never been a pomegranate eater – however, I cannot deny that this looks spectacular.

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  2. Your cake looks very pretty! Love it!

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  3. Aww, thank you! I was surprised at how pink that glaze turned out to be…of course, you could always substitute orange juice for the pom. juice in the glaze and make a delicious orange chocolate cake. 🙂

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