Gum Drop Cake

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Jan. 13, 2021

The Old Cookbook My Favourite Recipe published by the Stayner Sun around 1938. We're going to bake a recipe called a gumdrop cake.


Seedless raisins 1 Pound
White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2
Applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Gum drops 1 Pound (cut in small pieces)



1. Preheat oven to 120ºC (250ºF).


2. Place raisins in a pot and cover with water, bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes.

3. Drain and allow to cool to room temp.

4. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Cream in eggs one at a time.

6. Stir in applesauce and raisins.

7. Mix in 1 cup of the flour.

8. Mix baking powder and salt into remaining flour.

9. Slowly mix remaining flour into the batter.

10. Mix in gumdrops.

19. Bake in a 9x9 cake pan for 2 - 2½ hours.


20. Cool Down. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 4