How to Make Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

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The holidays are right around the corner and for me, it’s the busiest time of the year. I’ve got parties to plan, menus to put together and recipes to whip up. Of course, I wouldn’t have it any other way because it also means spending extra time with family and friends.

Whenever I need a break, I call the girls and invite them over for Lattes and Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce. It’s our favorite holiday treat and I don’t have to fight the hustle and bustle of my local coffee shop. I can make lattes at home in three simple steps!

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce and One Touch Lattes

Say hello to International Delight® One-Touch Latte™! It’s in the dairy case at your local Walmart.  One Touch Latte™ is the very first frothing coffee creamer.

How to Make a One Touch Latte™ at Home

This is a side view of my gingerbread with lemon sauce and one touch latte

One Touch Latte’™ can help you create a delicious latte in 3 easy steps.

1. Fill cup 2/3 with coffee to leave room for froth.

Step One When Making One Touch Lattes and gingerbread

2. Shake the One Touch Latte’™ can.

3. Press and hold the can above coffee to cream to desired sweetness and enjoy.

Helpful Hint: When making a latte, don’t forget to press it, press it real good! You have to press hard for a frothy latte. The video below shows you just how easy it is to make a latte at home.

My favorite International Delight® One-Touch Latte™  is caramel.

How to Make Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce Plus One Touch Lattes

My daughter loves mocha, so I grabbed one of each when I was shopping at Walmart. Love vanilla? They have that flavor also!

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce pairs well with One Touch Lattes.

Helpful Hint: An in-store demo is taking place at select Walmart stores over the days of November 11-12.

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

One Touch Latte™ pairs perfectly with my homemade Gingerbread and Lemon Sauce. This gingerbread is delicious and reminds me of my childhood Christmases!

How to Make Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce Plus One Touch Lattes

The homemade lemon sauce recipe may look intimidating, but it’s really easy to make and takes the gingerbread to the next level. Just make sure you add a little warm sauce to the egg mixture before adding it back to the sauce mixture in the saucepan. If you skip this step, you’ll have scrambled eggs.

How to Make Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

For me, the homemade lemon sauce is the way to go! If you had rather skip making it yourself, you can purchase ready-made lemon curd. I’ll never tell!

Homemade Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (8 oz) sour cream

Lemon Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 3 Tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add sugar and molasses, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Add to creamed mixture, beating just until combined (don't over beat). Stir in sour cream.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. Bake at 350º F for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  4. Cut into 2" squares and top each serving with Lemon Sauce.

Lemon Sauce

  1. Combine sugar, butter and 1-1/4 cups water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining water, whisking well. Add to syrup mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture clears and thickens.
  3. Add lemon rind and juice; cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  4. Combine egg yolks and milk in a small mixing bowl. Add a small amount of the warm sauce, mixing well. Add back to sauce mixture in saucepan, mixing well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.


In my oven, it takes 55 minutes to bake this gingerbread. At 45 minutes, check with a pick to see if it's done. When a pick inserted in the center comes out clean, the gingerbread is done.

Homemade Gingerbread and Lemon Sauce

Who will you invite over for a One Touch Latte™ and Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce?


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  1. After I learned of the wonders of ginger I started including it in my feed weekly and I can say that my health has already improved. I loved this recipe, especially this lemon sauce that looks like a treat.

  2. Oh yum, I just love gingerbread. This lemon sauce looks fabulous. I’ll be making this for dessert soon!

  3. This looks like the perfect Christmas morning treat! I think I need to practice making it a few times before Christmas! 😉

  4. I’ve never made gingerbread but my great grandmother used to bake homemade gingerbread during the winters she came to visit us. This recipe reminds me of the delicious aroma of gingerbread that would fill up the house. Amazing!

  5. The Gingerbread looks really tasty and delicious. The One Touch Latte looks like a really quick dose of flavours.

  6. I’ve never made gingerbread but this looks amazing. I bet the lemon goes really well with it.

  7. I absolutely love homemade gingerbread! I’ve never thought about serving it with lemon sauce, though…what a fun combination! I could absolutely go for a slice with a latte right about now! #client

  8. I absolutely love homemade gingerbread! I’ve never thought about serving it with lemon sauce, though…what a fun idea! I could totally go for a slice with a latte right about now! #client

  9. This sounds like such an interesting recipe. I would love to try the combination of gingerbread with lemon. I love citrus flavors on pretty much everything so this would be a hit.

  10. Claudia Krusch says

    I would love to give this recipe a try. I will have to look for some One Touch Latte this weekend.

  11. Wow, your post is absolutely beautiful! The pictures the recipe everything. It looks so good I want to try making that tonight.

  12. This looks delicious. I love fresh gingerbread and the lemon sauce sounds like it takes it over the top.

  13. Gosh, I’m so ready for gingerbread! I’m definitely interested in seeing how the lemon sauce works with the gingerbread!

  14. That gingerbread sounds like it’s really flavorful. I’d probably want to try both types but I can imagine a good number of uses for the caramel.

  15. This looks really good, especially to someone like me who loves cookies! Anything with lemon added is a plus!

  16. Our Family World says

    What a great combination! Gingerbread with coffee! Yum. I like how you made some lemon sauce to spread over the gingerbread. That would make it even more delicious!

  17. I love lemon anything, but not as crazy about gingerbread. I have a new muffin recipe so maybe I will try this sauce. I keep looking at this Latte but never bought it yet.

  18. Gingerbread is one of my all time favourites as is LEMON! So this is a must try for me. It looks and sounds delicious! My husband would love the international delights as he loves his coffee.

  19. Yummy! Gingerbread is a favorite of mine, and the lemon sauce sounds like it would take it to the next level. This recipe will be the perfect Christmas Eve dessert!

  20. I think now my girls and I have a new Christmas tradition! This looks so yummy!!

  21. Wow this sounds so good! I love making things like this during this fun holiday time of year. I love gingerbread too – such a fun flavor! Can’t wait to try this out!

  22. Has anyone tried this in breadloaf pans? Would love to make these as gifts for friends during the holidays. Maybe two 8×4″ pans. Any thoughts?

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