Southern Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Lynette !


This is a great grandma recipe!


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
40 Min



  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 c
    shortening, melted
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
  • 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

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

How to Make Southern Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce


  1. Combine butter, shortening, brown sugar, molasses, and eggs; beat well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  2. Combine flour and the next 6 ingredients; stir well. Add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture, stirring well. Stir in the boiling water.
  3. Pour 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.
  4. For 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.

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About Southern Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

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

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