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Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop Cake

3 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 c. sweetened applesauce
2 c. golden seedless raisins or sun maid baking raisins
1 lb. lg. gumdrops (assorted, but no black) cut into pieces with scissors

Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together 3 times. Cream shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add 1 cup dry ingredients and blend, add applesauce, raisins and remaining dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Mix in gumdrops and turn into tube pan lined with greased paper. Bake in slow oven (300 degrees) for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Makes 1 (9 inch) cake.

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