Gingerbread, Lemon and Cream Pushpops

Gingerbread, Lemon & Cream Pushpops | #12weeksxmastreats | MealPlanningMagic.com

I love gingerbread. When paired with lemon and whip cream, I’m in dessert heaven. So when we purchased these cake push pops at the start of summer, I knew I needed to include a recipe for my 12 Weeks of Christmas treats using them and I thought what better than a Gingerbread Lemon and Cream Push Pop treat? All these favorite flavors in one fun treat.

I started by making my gingerbread from scratch. This recipe may look like it has a lot of ingredients but it comes together quickly. So much so that I wonder why I don’t make it more often. For some reason, I’ve always kind of associated gingerbread with the holidays (well there are the gingerbread cookies, but the cake? I think that’s a little more year round). I’ve modified the recipe from the original to include whole wheat flour for a little extra nutrition (just a little). I purchased premade lemon curd because I didn’t have the time or want to purchase so many lemons to make it myself (but you can certainly do that). If you have a lemon tree and need to use up a lot of lemon juice, it’s pretty easy to do. I whipped up the whip cream myself, layered it all and voila! A treat was made. I bought our pushpop molds at Bed Bath & Beyond but I’ve also seen them at craft stores like Michaels. Or you can purchase them online HERE.

These Gingerbread Lemon and Cream push pops would make a fun and delicious addition to any holiday table and presentation. Everyone will think you’re a genius (well, maybe). Do you love gingerbread? I hope you’ll give these a try if so!

Gingerbread, Lemon and Cream Pushpops

Ingredients

    Gingerbread Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Lemon curd (I used purchased)
  • Push Pop Ingredients
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 jar purchased lemon curd

Instructions

    Make Gingerbread:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Set aside.
  2. Pour boiling water over molasses. Stir in baking soda and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the molasses mixture to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly, but do not over-mix. Some lumps are fine (you may use a whisk if you are overly worried about it) Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13-inch pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake springs back when pressed.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. Make Whip Cream:
  5. Using a stand or hand mixer, whip heavy whipping cream on high and gradually add up to 2 tablespoons sugar. When cream is fluffy and triple in size, you are done.
  6. To Make Push Pops
  7. Using a large table spoon, scoop out about 1 ½ tablespoons worth of gingerbread. You don't need to be exact.
  8. Layer about 1 tablespoon of lemon curd and about two tablespoons of whipped cream.
  9. Repeat until pops are full. Repeat with each pop until you have run out of pops or ingredients (you will likely have leftover gingerbread and whip cream). Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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