Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

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  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup less 1 TB shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs beaten

Beat together brown sugar, molasses & shortening; set aside.

Whisk flour & spices.

Then in a separate mixing bowl, combine water and baking soda.  Add flour alternately with water to molasses mixture and beat well till combined.  Pour batter into a greased 9×13″ baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

Cut cake into squares and when ready to serve, spoon on lemon sauce.  10-12 servings.

Lemon sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 TB cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1 TB lemon zest
  • 1TB lemon juice

Mix sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.  Gradually stir in water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat & stir in remaining ingredients.

Let cool and pour over gingerbread.

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