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Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream
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Pound Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons turbinado (raw) sugar

Lemon Topping

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

3/4 cup water

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only), beaten

1/4 cup lemon juice

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Ground cinnamon

Lemon peel twists, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat butter and brown sugar in bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add molasses; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just moistened.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with raw sugar. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine sugar, cornstarch and grated lemonzest in small saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil for 1 minute. Gradually stir half of hot mixture into beaten egg yolks with whisk. Return all mixture to saucepan. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until mixture reaches 160°F and is thickened. Whisk in lemon juice. Cool slightly. Cover surface with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or until completely cooled.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat whipping cream in bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture. Cut cake into 20 thin slices.

  7. STEP 7

    Place 2 cake slices onto individual serving plate; spoon lemon topping over cake. Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with lemon twist, if desired.

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