Gingerbread With Lemon Sauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

I'm a big fan of gingerbread, & with this lemon sauce, well . . . You've got AN ABSOLUTE WINNER here & a KEEPER OF A RECIPE! I definietly want to be making this one through the Fall & Winter months! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Adopt a Tag]

Sydney Mike September 14, 2008

Simply delicious recipe this. It is quick and easy to make, and is a taste sensation. It is tasty while still being quite light, although quite sweet. This is fantastic for company, very quick to make and delicous. It looks great and tastes awesome. They'll think you were working on it for hours! Reviewed for Photo Tag Winter 2008

Luschka March 09, 2008