My somewhat nefarious love affair with pomegranates started as a child when my friend and I would sneak onto a neighbor’s property to snatch the fruit from their large, abundant pomegranate bush. We would take refuge in my old playhouse, breaking open the tough skin and spending the next hour indulging in the brightly colored seeds. Unfortunately, our gig was up our third year, when the neighbor caught us red-handed, abruptly ending my foray into childhood delinquency. Flavored with pomegranate molasses, this cake is wonderfully moist and tender and sweetened with a pomegranate juice syrup that is scented with cardamom and rose water. The dark chocolate ganache glaze contrasts beautifully the traditional Middle Eastern flavors and spices of the cake….