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Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and Whipped Cream

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 19 ingredients
  • 9 servings
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Complement spiced gingerbread with a tart lemon sauce and sweetened whipped cream.

Gingerbread

2 1/3
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup shortening
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
cup molasses
3/4
cup hot water
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg

Lemon Sauce

1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
3/4
cup water
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons butter or margarine

Sweetened Whipped Cream

1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat gingerbread ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the cornstarch. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining lemon sauce ingredients. Serve warm or cool.
  • 4 In chilled medium bowl, beat sweetened whipped cream ingredients on high speed until soft peaks form. Serve lemon sauce and sweetened whipped cream with warm gingerbread.

Expert Tips

The Lemon Sauce can be made up to a week ahead of time. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Instead of making the whipped cream yourself, use purchased whipped cream topping from an aerosol can instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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