Gingerbread with Warm Lemon Sauce

1
Robyn Bruce

By
@Robyn1757

The first time I ever ate gingerbread with lemon sauce was in a local restaurant in my town called “The Gingerbread Man”. They served the lemon sauce warmed, and it was to die for! I finally found out how it's done. And here it is:

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    green label molasses
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold brewed black coffee
  • 1
    heaping teaspoon baking soda dissolved in the black coffee
  • 1/2 c
    crisco or butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg

How to Make Gingerbread with Warm Lemon Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare a square baking pan. Spray with cooking spray and flour it just a bit.

    Mix sugar, Crisco (or butter) and molasses together.

    In a separate bowl, mix flour and spices together.

    Then mix all together and blend in the black coffee which has baking soda in it.

    Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
  2. Lemon Sauce

    1 cup sugar
    4 tablespoons cornstarch
    ½ cup lemon juice

    In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir well.

    Gradually whisk or stir in the lemon juice and add 2-1/2 cups water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat when boiling, and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and clear..... about 2-3 minutes or so.

    Remove from heat, and serve warm (best) or cold, if you prefer, over the gingerbread.

    (If you desire, you can grate about 1 teaspoon of lemon rind and stir into sauce for a little extra zing!)

Printable Recipe Card

About Gingerbread with Warm Lemon Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



Show 9 Comments & Reviews

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer


Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer


Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]