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candy gum drop cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
michelle minosh
nampa, ID

My mom had a small home town bake shop and a client gave this to her and we have been making it since the 70's. We make our fruit cake and this for the ones that do not like fruit cake and it is gone before the other is half gone. ENJOY!

(1 rating)
yield 15 -20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For candy gum drop cake

  • 1 lb
    white raisins
  • 1-2 lg
    gum drops, cut up, no black-not spice drops
  • 1 c
    pecans, pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-2 c
  • 2 c
  • 2
  • 11/2 c
    applesauce, strained
  • 2 stick
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    water, hot
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make candy gum drop cake

  • 1
    Take the pecans and fry them in the 1 tablespoon butter till toasted an then set aside. Strain the applesauce and set aside. Dissolved the baking soda in 1 tablespoon hot water. Cut the gum drops in fourths.
  • 2
    Sift togeher the dry ingrediants together:flour, cinnamon, cloves, salt, nutmeg, mace. When mixed add the raisins, pecans, and gum drops and sed the mix aside.
  • 3
    Cream sugar and butter then beat in eggs one at a time. Then add in applesauce. Add in flour mixture in small amounts at a time then add the vanilla. Mix in water as needed but not to exceed the two cups.
  • 4
    This will make a 1/4 sheet pan or you can use loaf pans also. Flour and grease the pan, then pour your mixture in.
  • 5
    Pre-heat the your oven to 350 Bake to 30 - 40 minutes Cake will be ready when a tooth pick or cake tester comes out clean.
  • 6
    When cool turn out and you can leave plane, dust with powderd sugar, or yo can frost with your favorite frosting/icing and decorations: like more gum drops!

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