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Christmas Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: gingerbread, holiday baking recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 568kcal
This Christmas Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce is the perfect holiday dessert! What spells the holidays more than gingerbread? Match it with this luscious lemon sauce, and you'll be in holiday heaven!
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  • cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp ginger ground
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar light
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated lemon


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add molasses and eggs; beat well.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Top with lemon sauce and sprinkle with grated lemon peel.


  • Combine the sugar, butter, and cream in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • If desired, thicken with a little cornstarch slurry (1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of cold water...mixed)
  • Stir in lemon juice and lemon peel.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Pour over gingerbread cake!


Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4mg