Tashkent Lemon Cake with Pomegranate Buttercream Frosting

Dear Oleńka,

Walking around Almaty's main bazaar in the winter months, you get the impression that all good things come from Uzbekistan. Aside from the amazing local apples, most of the produce is imported from more southerly climes. It is impossible to find parsnips (believe me, I've tried), but there are seemingly inexhaustible supplies of pomegranates, citrus, and apparently infinite varieties of persimmons.

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Posted on March 28, 2015 .