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Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and Whipped Cream

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and Whipped Cream
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 19
  • Servings 9
Complement spiced gingerbread with a tart lemon sauce and sweetened whipped cream.
Updated February 18, 2010

Ingredients

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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
43g
Protein
5g
% 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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