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Game of Thrones Dragon Cake

Game of Thrones Dragon Cake

Every year a few of us get together to watch Game of Thrones. I made this cake to celebrate the start of Season 6!

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My friend got me this dragon cake pan for Christmas and I knew this was the perfect time to use it! I'm hoping to think of a few new GoT ideas for the upcoming episodes, so keep an eye out!

Thank you to Fiction Foods for the awesome pound cake recipe. It was SO moist and delicious, I'm absolutely keeping this on file for future pound cakes.

What You'll Need

Cake

  • Shortening for greasing the pan
  • 3 1/4 Cups Flour + a little extra for dusting the pan
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup (3 sticks) Butter, room temperature/soft
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract

Toppings

  • Strawberry sauce or jam
  • Whipped Cream

Oven Temp: 60-90 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean
Cook Time: 350 degrees

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You'll need 2 bowls:

Bowl 1: Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Bowl 2: Cream the butter until fluffy and smooth. Add in half the sugar and mix, then mix in the other half. Next add the eggs in one at a time, mixing on low between each addition.

Now, we're going to slowly add in the dry ingredients from Bowl 1 and the milk. Starting and ending with the dry mixture mix in small amounts of the dry mix and the milk until the cake mixture is smooth and creamy. 

Finally, blend in the vanilla extract.

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Before pouring in batter you want to make sure to prep the cake pan. Use paper towels covered with shortening and start greasing the pan. There are a LOT of details on this dragon so you really want to make sure every crevice is covered or the cake will tear. Use toothpicks if necessary! 

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Once the pan is greased, pour the cake batter in a few different layers. To ensure that there are no air bubbles forming, pour some of the batter in and then tap the cake pan against whatever surface it's resting on. I tapped mine against my counter. Continue until all the batter is in the cake pan.

I ran a long toothpick through the cake batter to just make sure there were no last air bubbles that squeezed in. 

 

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Place the cake pan in the oven and cook for 60-90 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I didn't realize this until after but it's probably easier to bake this if you place it on a baking tray than trying to balance it on the oven rack. Derp.

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In the meantime you can make some sweet whipped cream and strawberries.

I sliced some strawberries and added them in with leftover strawberry sauce. 

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Here's the finished pound cake!

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Everyone had arrived for Game of Thrones and was anxious to start, so I stuck the cake pan on a cooling rack over our AC unit. It helped speed up the cooldown process!

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It also made a crazy crust on the top that had about a 1 inch air bubble from the rest of the cake. It tasted great! 

Time to flip it and see how it turned out...

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Look at that! It's a dragon! Just in time to celebrate Dany and her three dragons. :D 

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This cake was absolutely delicious! It was moist and fluffy on the inside, with a rich creamy flavor. The whipped cream and strawberries went great, especially if you drizzled a little bit of the strawberry sauce over the cake. :)

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And we're ready to welcome the new season! Do you watch Game of Thrones? I'd love to hear your baking ideas around it!

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