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What is lovelier than hot gingerbread with whipped cream on the side. This one which features a spiced sauce that accompanies it to the table.

Completely delicious and it’s perfection itself when you serve it warm from the oven on a cold winter evening after a pot of thick rich soup.

I serve it warm, with its accompanying sauce, warm lemon pudding and big dollops of whipped topping to make a perfect cold weather dessert.

3/4 cups melted shortening

3/4 cups brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cups molasses

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup boiling water

2 and 1/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons ginger

1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon each of cloves and nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 and 1/2 tablespoons flour

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

combine shortening and 3/4 c brown sugar in mixing bowl. mix well and beat in eggs and molasses

mix 2 and 1/3 c flour with the next five ingredients in the bowl add to batter gradually. mixing well after each addition

spoon into greased 9×13 cake pan.

bake at 350 for about 45 minutes

combine the next five ingredients and bring to a boil in a saucepan. cook until slightly thickened, and remove from heat. add butter and vanilla and spoon over the top of the gingerbread.

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