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Favorite Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Love this gingerbread cake recipe topped with lemon whipped cream.

When I think of Christmas, one of the first things I think of is this classic gingerbread cake. It’s been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. I can still remember the first time I tried it as a little kid.

My mom always serves it with warm lemon sauce, but I’ve started to make it with fresh lemon whipped cream. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with the molasses and ginger and the zing of lemon as you top it off both the whipped cream and lemon sauce.

We love spending time in the kitchen over the holidays making family favorites – sugar cookies, pecan turtles and the new fave, peppermint ice cream sandwiches.

Read more for the recipe. 

The best Gingerbread Cake Recipe for the holidays.Gingerbread Cake Recipe

½ cup sugar

½ cup butter

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1 egg

1 cup molasses

2 ½ cups of flour

½ tsp cloves

½ tsp salt

1 cup hot water

Preheat over to 350 degrees and butter and flour 9 inch round cake pan, spring-form pan or 9×9 square cake pan.

How to make our favorite gingerbread cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, then add egg and molasses.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.

Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir until combined.

Slowly stir in boiling water until combined.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Love making this amazing gingerbread cake with lemon whipped cream for Christmas.

Lemon Whipped Cream

2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream

3 T sugar

2 T lemon zest

3 t fresh lemon juice

Beat all ingredients in a large glass bowl until you get soft peaks.

The Best Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream – so good for the holidays.

Lemon Sauce

½ cup sugar

1 T cornstarch

dash of salt

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup boiling water

1 tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons lemon zest

juice from one lemon

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and nutmeg. Then slowly stir in the boiling water. Simmer on low until the sauce thickens, stir it occasionally.

Remove sauce from the heat and stir in butter, lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.

Serve over cake.

The perfect Gingerbread Cake to serve for the holidays.

photos by Melissa Fenlon. all rights reserved.

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