Holiday Gumdrop Cake

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h 35 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 50 m
Recipe by  twobears

“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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Original recipe yields 2 loaves



  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.

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holiday gum drop cake

holiday gum drop cake

Hi, I have been looking for the receipe for years. a lady from my church made it at holiday time. What do I do if I want to leave the raisins out? And also do I cut the gum drops in half or leave them round?

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 766 cal
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 154.7 g
  • 50%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 497 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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