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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

 Classic!

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients

Gingerbread Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Lemon Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter OR margarine

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. For GINGERBREAD CAKE: Mix flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add molasses, corn syrup, oil and egg; beat until smooth. Beat in water.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
  5. For LEMON SAUCE: Mix sugar and corn starch in small sauce pan. Gradually stir in water.
  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, juice, and butter.
  7. Serve sauce warm or cool with gingerbread cake. Refrigerate any leftover sauce.