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.

This is a large recipe which makes
 1 large bundt cake or 2 loafs.

 I used a small 
tube pan and a loaf pan. 

I buy gumdrops (baking gums) 
at the Bulk Barn store, 
I also have used the large gumdrop 
 candies in stores,  and cut them smaller.
I don't use the black or purple ones.
Baking Gums


1 cup butter at room temperature
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, 
coated with a 1/4 cup flour.


Preheat oven to 300 deg.F

Grease and place parchment paper in 
a bundt pan or 2 loaf pans. 

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 gumdrops, that has
 been tossed in 1/4 cup flour.
Fill the pans.

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


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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.

carol Day Boisvert said...

Hi Thelma I made your cake and it is in the Oven cooking it was very easy to makeI can hardly wait to eat a piece with a cup of tea it looks yummy and so beautiful in the bunting pan keep up the good cooking Carol