Gingerbread With Lemon Sauce

“I found this recipe in a Country Living magazine, a few years ago - and have made it many times since. It is a good recipe for those chilly days. Good comforting dessert.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
16-20
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the shortening, sugar, molasses and eggs.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add to molasses mixture alternatively with hot water.
  4. Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool.
  7. For the lemon sauce, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg and water. Mix until smooth.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  10. Remove from heat. Stir in a bit of the mixture into the egg yolks.
  11. Return all to pan, stirring constantly.
  12. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until it reaches 160 degrees.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon juice and peel.
  14. Serve with warm cake.
  15. Refrigerate leftover sauce.

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