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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

1Mix together and set aside; gumdrops, fruits, nuts and coconut.
2Cream together; butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly.
3In a septerate bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
4To the creamed mixture, add alternately, buttermilk and dry ingredients, stirring until well blended.
5Mix 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