If you’re looking to bring some Harry Potter magic into the holidays, this is a great recipe to try out. I chose to bake this gingerbread pound cake into the shape of a dragon, creating a cake that Newt Scamander would be proud of. However, don’t worry if you don’t have a dragon pan to use. This cake can also be made using an 8.5″ by 4.5″ loaf pan.
Gingerbread Pound Cake
1 hr 10 minutes
First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Next, spray your pan (8.5" by 4.5") with a nonstick cooking spray. If you are using a loaf pan, you then will line it with parchment paper. However, if you're using a dragon pan, lining it is not possible, so you will instead flour it.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and all the spices. Set this aside for later use.
In a small bowl, whisk together the molasses and sour cream. Set this aside for a later use.
Next, use a mixer to beat together the butter and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Now slowly add small portions of the flour mixture while alternating with the molasses mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just smooth. Give the batter a final stir with a rubber spatula to ensure all of the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour the batter into the pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes.
Set the cake on a wire rack and if you're using the loaf let it cool there completely. Then use the parchment paper to remove the cake. However, if you're using the dragon pan, let it cool for five minutes on the rack, and then turn the pan upside down to release the cake.
Now dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream to enjoy!