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Gingerbread with Lemon Topping

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Add a twist to the regular gingerbread with a distinctive lemon sauce topping. You can make it sweeter or spicier to suit your taste.

Ingredients

Gingerbread

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/2
cup mild-flavor (light) or full-flavor (dark) molasses
1/2
cup hot water
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg

Lemon Sauce

3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/4
cups water
1
egg yolk, beaten
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 9x5-inch or 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat all gingerbread ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in 1 1/4 cups water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Stir in egg yolk. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice.
  • 4 Cool gingerbread 10 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm or cool gingerbread with warm or cool lemon sauce.

Expert Tips

Want to give gingerbread a strong, spicy flavor? Use dark molasses. Or for a sweeter, more delicately flavored cake, use light molasses. The lemon sauce and ginger create a light, flavorful cake and sauce.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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