Pomegranate ShortCake


I found the recipe for this cake in GoodHouseKeeping Mar09 Issue. The original recipe is for strawberry shortcake.I had baked the cake y'day and thought of using the strawberries that i had frozen during summer for frosting . But when i saw the thawed berries in the afternoon i didn't felt i using it . Then i saw the pomegranate in the fruit basket and decided to use it instead.Since the seeds are pomegranate is something i don't like much so just used it for decoration and in between two layers of cake i used reduced POM juice.

ShortCake(Original Recipe GHK Mar 09):

Orange - 1
Unsalted Butter - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cup
AP Flour - 2 cup
Egg - 5 large

Filling(Modified Recipe):

Pomegranate Seed 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Whipping Cream - 1 cup
POM Juice - 1 Cup

1. Position rack in the center of oven and preheat oven at 350 F.
2. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans dust with flour, tapping out the excess set aside.
3. Prepare Shortcake :
  • 3.1. From Orange grate 2 tbsp peel and 3 tbsp juice.
  • 3.2. With electric mixer on medim high speed beat butter until pale yellow.
  • 3.3. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • 3.4. Reduce speed to low,add flour and mix until just blended.
  • 3.5. Add orange peel,juice and one egg at a time,beat well after each addition.
  • 3.6. Divide the batter into equal portion into the prepared pans.
  • 3.7. Bake 25 min or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 3.8. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack for 20 min.
  • 3.9 Invert layer onto racks ,carefully peel off the wax paper and cool completely.
4. Prepare Filling :
  • 4.1.In a pan reduce the POM juice to half and set aside to cool.
5. Assemble the Cake :
  • 5.1. In a bowl whip cream with vanilla and sugar .
  • 5.2. Place a layer of cake ,rounded sides up and spoon the reduced pom juice .
  • 5.3. Spread quarter of whipped cream over it.
  • 5.4. Top on with remaining cake layer.
  • 5.5. Spread half of pomegranate seeds and rest of remaining cream.
  • 5.6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
  • 5.5. Serve immediately or refrigerate upto 4 hours before serving.


  1. lovely cake.... looks pretty. thx for contributing your recipe!

  2. wow looks awesome and so perfect,very delicious,wish i could have one piece...:)Wishing u & ur family Happy New Year!!

  3. Congratulations Nisha..Just saw it at RV's that you have won!

  4. The Cake looks so delicious and perfect..Congrats Nisha :-) First time here..

  5. Nisha,
    Congrats of being the winner for Food for 7 stages of life. That's a lovely recipe.

  6. Congrats on winning the Food for 7 Stages of life contest. Lovely recipe .

  7. I was just glancing through your desserts & this caught my attention. Looks fabulous. If you are willing to, you can send this recipe or any other sweet & romantic recipes to my ongoing ''Valentine's Day Event'' :) So glad to follow your fabulous blog!