Today I am here to share a favourite winter dessert idea, at least in this house. How does gingerbread with a warm lemon sauce and whipped cream sound to ya? Well here are the step by step ingredients and instructions for you take make this easy yet scrumptious and spicy dessert tonight.
To start with, to make the gingerbread you need:
1 c white sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 c molasses
Beat these items well with your electric mixer in a nice large bowl. Then add:
2 c all purpose white flour
2 tsp baking soda, dissolved in 1/8c warm water first
1 tsp of each cloves, cinnamon, and ginger (all ground of course)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder.
Beat again until well combined. Now lastly add 1 c boiling water, and beat until all nice and smooth.
Pour batter into a well greased 9×13″ pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes precisely. Do not overcook this gingerbread at all as it will taste burnt and it ruins the whole dessert. Very touchy that gingerbread is!
Allow to cool on a cooling rack in the pan.
Now this cake can be served as is cold the next day with some butter or margarine and a cup of tea or warm apple cider, and it’s delicious, just gets better and better and moister and moister day by day. It’s nice served alone with whipped cream as well. But my friend Leanne has introduced me to a warm lemon sauce that I now have to make when I make gingerbread. To make it you need to add the following to a small saucepan:
1/2 c white sugar
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 c boiling water
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Combine all well and bring just to a boil then remove from heat. Can do this in the microwave too in a microwave safe dish. Sauce should thicken slightly. Best served warm over the gingerbread, with a dallop of whipped cream on top! Delightful at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any nice meal in the winter time!
Here’s the sauce coming together:
Dessert is ready! Who wants some? (served here with vanilla ice cream, cause that works too!)
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!