Gingerbread with Rum Citrus Sauce

Not only is this recipe simple to prepare, it is so yummy you will make it again and again.


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Rum Citrus Sauce:
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons rum


Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together first eight ingredients. In a large bowl, beat together remaining ingredients with an electric mixer. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until blended. Transfer batter to baking dish and bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of cake. Let cool and serve with sauce.

Rum Citrus Sauce:
Stir honey and cornstarch together in a saucepan. Whisk in juices and zests. Cook over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken and boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in butter and rum. Serve warm with gingerbread.

Serves 8-10.

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