Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Coffee Cakes

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Ready Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375ºF. Spray an 8-inch square or round cake pan with no-stick cooking spray.


  • COMBINE shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg, buttermilk and molasses until well blended.
  • COMBINE flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.


  • COMBINE all sauce ingredients in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve sauce over each slice of cake.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/6 of cake), Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 240mg, Total Carbohydrate 63g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 43g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 8%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.