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Holiday Gumdrop Cake

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"The gumdrop cake has been a holiday tradition in our family for almost 4 generations. The recipe has been adapted and changed over the years; this one is my favorite."
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2 h 50 m servings 766 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 loaves)

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. Place raisins into a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium; boil until raisins are plump, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Stir 1 cup flour into raisins and add gum drops and walnuts; mix to coat ingredients with flour. Beat butter, brown sugar, and eggs together in a separate bowl until creamy; mix in applesauce. Stir remaining 5 cups flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice into batter. Dissolve baking soda and hot water in a small bowl and stir into batter. Fold floured raisin mixture into batter. Divide batter between the prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 2 1/2 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Add the cloves and allspice for more of a holiday taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 766 calories; 16.6 g fat; 154.7 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; 77 mg cholesterol; 497 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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