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Gumdrop Fruitcake

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Ingredients
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Applesauce 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Sift flour with salt and spices; dredge raisins and gumdrops with small amount of flour mixture.
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add remaining flour mixture alternately with applesauce.
Combine soda, 1 tablespoon hot water and vanilla, stirring until soda is dissolved.
Add to batter, mixing well.
Mix in raisins, gumdrops and pecans.
Spoon batter into 3 foil-lined loaf pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.
Store in tightly covered container.
Do not use black gumdrops in cake

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack, Fruit Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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