By Swan Valley Tammi on September 01, 2006
Photo by Charmie777
Photo by Charmie777
"A delightful discovery I made in my Company's Coming 'Lunches' cookbook. The original recipe includes a lemon sauce, but we prefer brown sugar sauce with a generous dollop of whipped cream rather. Or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Mmm, and the smell... **Update Aug '09: Forget brown sugar sauce! Make a double recipe as a sheet cake (bake for only 20 minutes @ 325) with a double recipe of Caramel Cream Frosting! I don't know why I haven't updated this sooner -- I've been making it this way for at least the last 2 years already!!"
Serving Size: 1 (164 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 9
"Very good cake. Doubled the recipe and served with whipped cream. Everybody loved it.<br/><br/>Didn't make the brown sugar sauce."
"Loved the cake! <br/> Hated the sauce, even after adding butter to help with the taste! <br/>The cake can stand on its own without the additive of the sauce!<br/> If you really want to have it warmed up with a bit of vanilla ice cream! Delicious!!!!"
"This was my first time baking a gingerbread cake. I doubled the all ingredients with the exception of the cinnamon that I increased to 1 1/2 teaspoon because I do love cinnamon. Baked in a 9x13 pan for about 37 minutes at the temperature stated. The cake is wonderful, so moist and a perfect balance of spices. Not too over powering in my opinion. Also made the Caramel Cream frosting! A perfect pairing! Thank you for sharing your recipe!"
"This Brown Sugar Sauce was such a great find! I've recently needed to find dairy-free, fat-free recipes for a relative and this sure is a nice way to top off a nice gingerbread or other kind of cake. Everyone liked it.
Nov./ 2011 - Just made this again and got rave reviews from everyone! I served it with the warm Brown Sugar Sauce, a little whipped cream and garnished it with sliced crystallized candied ginger. Fabulous! Thanks again."
"This was great, I got my Husband to make it because I cant bake for the life of me. But I did make the sauce. We gave them out as gifts to our friends and family. Was an easy recipe with great results!"
"Love it! Easy to throw together and the taste is super. The brown sugar sauce is an great added touch. My family enjoyed this and I will be putting this in with the keepers."
"What a lovely cake and such a gorgeous colour and so easy to do - thanks for posting it."
"Well I can't comment on cake as I didn't use this recipe, but I did make the brown sugar sauce. It went very nicely with gingerbread - the flavour was great. However, I found the texture to be too thick and glue-like. Still eatable but next time I would reduce the flour by 1 tablespoon or more. Oh and don't forget to cook the sauce for a good 5 minutes once it comes to the boil to remove any floury taste. I added some vanilla essence as well, gave it a nice flavour. My guests comments that the sauce tasted creamy and buttery - even though it doesn't have any butter or cream!"
"Just delicious. Nothing more to say but delicious!"
"This cake has such a nice flavor. Perfect for holiday time."
"Oh this is just delicious!!! A nice dark flavor of gingerbread. It's great with the Brown Sugar sauce, but it's wonderful without it too! Thanks Tammi!!!!"