Lemon-Topped Gingerbread

Yummy gingerbread is even better when you serve it with a sweet-tart lemon sauce. For a pretty presentation, top each serving with whipped cream!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Gingerbread

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup molasses
1/4
cup hot water
2
tablespoons shortening
2
tablespoons fat-free egg product or 1 egg white

Sauce

3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
cup water
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. Spray 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 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  • 3 In 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and 1 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel and lemon juice. Serve sauce with gingerbread.

Expert Tips

Gingerbread dates back to the Middle Ages when fair ladies gave a honey-spiced bread to dashing knights before they went off to battle. How romantic!

Want to give the gingerbread a strong, spicy flavor? Use dark (full-flavor) molasses. Or for a sweeter, more delicate-flavored cake, try the light (mild-flavor) variety.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.