Prepare fresh pomegranate arils, if necessary.* Reserve 1/2 cup of the arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.) Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a mixer, cream together sugar, shortening and eggs (batter should be slightly lumpy). Add pomegranate juice and milk; beat for 2 minutes. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed sugar and shortening mixture. Mix to combine. Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tester inserted into cake comes out clean and free of crumbs. Let cool. Frost with lemon frosting and decorate with arils.
Cream lemon juice and butter together. Add powdered sugar and beat to a spreading consistency. Thin with water if necessary. Serve this pomegranate recipe.
*To prepare fresh pomegranate arils, score 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranate under water to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl.