Very Moist Gumdrop Cake

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Recipe by  Carol

“The cake says it all; it is very moist.”

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Original recipe yields 1 tube cake



  1. Place raisins in a saucepan, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes. Drain all water from raisins.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour into gumdrops, cherries, nuts, and drained raisins.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter or margarine, sugar, and eggs. Mix in applesauce. Stir remaining flour, salt, and cinnamon into creamed mixture. Dissolve soda dissolved in hot water. Mix into batter well. Stir in floured fruit.
  4. Line an angel food pan with parchment paper, and grease with butter or margarine. Pour batter to within one inch of the top of pan.
  5. Bake 3 hours at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). When nearly done, cover top of cake with a piece of tinfoil to prevent top of cake from overcooking.

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This was actully a very tasty cake, though the name led me to believe that I might not like it since I don't like gumdrops and the ingredients sounded like they would taste strange together. However, this cake was amazing! It tasted similar to my Christmas fruitcakes. All of the people who came for dinner and tried this cake said that they had never eaten anything like it, but liked it very much. The only thing I changed was the amount of gum drops. I would add a little less, but that is just my personal tastes. Also, watch the cake carefully in the oven since its edges brown very quickly! Thanks a bunch, Carol!



delicious! I too used less gum drops

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Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 641 cal
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs
  • 130.7 g
  • 42%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 477 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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