Southern Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Lynette !

By
@breezermom

This is a great grandma recipe!


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Serves:
15
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

GINGERBREAD

1/2 c
butter, melted
1/4 c
shortening, melted
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
molasses
2
eggs. beaten
2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
boiling water

LEMON SAUCE

1 c
sugar
1
egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
boiling water
1
lemon, juice of

Step-By-Step

1Combine butter, shortening, brown sugar, molasses, and eggs; beat well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
2Combine flour and the next 6 ingredients; stir well. Add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture, stirring well. Stir in the boiling water.
3Pour the batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack.
4For the sauce, combine the sugar and beaten egg in the top of a double boiler, and stir well. Add the butter boiling water, and lemon juice, and stir well. Bring water in the bottom of the double boiler to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and slightly thickened. Serve cake with warm lemon sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom