Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Gum Drop Cake

Gum Drop Cake

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From the kitchen of Amy Allison

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
40-60 minutes
3 loaves
Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup butter
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm milk
1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup coconut
1 pound gum drops, cut up - no black
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound raisins, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Cream butter and eggs with sugar.

  3. Add flour mixed with baking powder and salt, alternately with pineapple and warm milk .

  4. Add lemon and vanilla.

  5. Dredge gum drops and raisins with 1/2 cup flour. Add with coconut and mix.

  6. Bake at 40-60 minutes, depending on size of loaf pans.

  7. Place a pan of water in oven with loaves for moisture.


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