This pomegranate cake is a show-stopper in every sense of the word! And the flavors – unbeatable! It’s made with fluffy pistachio sponge cake layers, which are soaked with a pomegranate syrup. The cake is filled and frosted with a the fluffiest whipped cream frosting, garnished with a white chocolate ganache, then topped off with my ‘Chocolate Pomegranate Macarons’! You’ll fall in love with the pistachio sponge cake, which adds a nutty flavor to the cake. The sweet and sour pomegranate syrup perfectly complements the creamy, whipped cream frosting. I love that this cake is not too sweet, which means you can enjoy a second slice.
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The Pistachio Sponge Cake
This cake is so light and fluffy, thanks to the amazing pistachio sponge cake! I’m using my classic sponge cake recipe and adding salted pistachios! The nuts add a little bit of saltiness to the cake, which helps cut through the sweetness and really adds some great flavor! You can also use other chopped nuts for this recipe, such as pecans or almonds. Check out my ‘Vanilla Sponge Cake’ video recipe for an in-depth tutorial!
The Whipped Cream Frosting
This whipped cream frosting is the so fluffy, creamy and flavorful! This European style frosting is one of my personal favorites! It’s the perfect complement to the light and fluffy cake layers. It’s made with cream cheese, butter, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Make sure to cream together the butter, cheese and condensed milk separately, then combined with the whipped heavy cream. Once you combine the two together, do not overmix! Overmixing the frosting will cause it to separate!
*Please note: the order of ingredients in the recipe card below differs from my original video recipe!
Chocolate Pomegranate Macarons
Garnish this stunning pomegranate cake with chocolate ganache and my decadent ‘Chocolate Pom Macarons’ for the ultimate cake creation! Check out my recipe for a full video tutorial! I like to add some of the macarons on top and serve the rest on the side. The macarons can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to enjoy!
Enjoyed this delicious, European-style cake? I have so many great cake recipes for you to try!
- Summer Sangria Cake – fluffy sponge cake with whipped cream, sangria and fruit!
- Strawberry Tiramisu Cake – the best no-bake strawberry cake ever!!
- Peach Zefir Torte – sponge cake layers filled with the best peach marshmallow!
- Blackberry Lime Cake – delicate blackberry cake with berry whipped cream!
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