Grandma Catherine's Candy Cake Recipe

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Grandma Catherine's Candy Cake

Laurie Colvin

By
@LaurelC

No one in my family liked fruit cake but everyone loved moms candy cakes. They are labor-intensive but well worth it. She made them every Christmas.


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Serves:

a lot

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:

4 lb
gumdrops and orange slices (cut up) (do not use spice drops or licorice)
1 lb
dates, chopped
1 lb
candied cherries, cut in half
1 lb
candied pineapple, cut pieces in half
1 lb
chopped nuts, walnut, almond or pecan (i prefer walnuts)
1 lb
coconut, flaked

BATTER:

4 c
flour
1&1/2 c
butter
2 c
granulated sugar
6 large
eggs
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
3/4 c
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together and set aside; gumdrops, fruits, nuts and coconut.
2
Cream together; butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
3
In a septerate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
4
To the creamed mixture, add alternately, buttermilk and dry ingredients, stirring until well blended.
5
Mix batter with fruit and nut mixture. Spoon into well greased loaf pans making sure there are no air pockets, filling at least 3/4 full. Yield; 5 medium and 6 small loaves. Bake at 250 degrees for approx. 3 hours. They should be golden brown but not over-baked. Insert a toothpick into the cake part and check for doneness.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Candies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American