Saturday, February 8, 2020

Old Fashioned Gumdrop Cake

A rich and moist cake, filled with
 with bright coloured gumdrop candies.
Great for afternoon tea, snack
and children will love it.

I made this cake for a church bakesale.
I will slice it and take most of it to the sale.


1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups baking gumdrops.


Preheat oven to 300 deg.F

Grease and place parchment paper in 
a bundt pan or loaf pan. 
I used a small tube pan and a loaf pan. 

With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla and lemon zest.

In a bowl, whist together the flour and baking powder.

Fold the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with the evaporated milk beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

Fold in the fruit that has been tossed in 1/4 cup flour.
Fill the pan/s.

Bake 300deg. F. for 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. Depending on the size of your pan. Loaf pans make take shorter time. Do the toothpick test. When a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, it is done. 
Do not overcook, or it will be too dry.

Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

I sprinkled some powdered sugar/icing sugar on the top.


Thanks for your visit xo


yonosoymillenium said...

te ha quedado un pastel espectacular, ahora le daba yo un mordisco, jeje

R's Rue said...


Michele Morin said...

Can't seem to get Pinterest to work today, but hoping to come back and pin this great recipe!

Unique creations by Anita said...

Well that is different, cant wait to try it.

Kristen of A Mom's Quest to Teach said...

This looks lovely! The colors inside really pop and the cake looks moist. What a fun idea.