Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

In lieu of fruit cakes we like to give these to friends. Most of the preparation time is in chopping the gumdrops. If you can find miniatures, you'll be way ahead. We omit the black gumdrops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together well.
  3. Add baking soda/buttermilk to mixture and mix well.
  4. Place into two small loaf pans.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.


Most Helpful

Oh yeah, it feels like christmas at grandmas house! Big time flash back! Very moist and flavorful loaf cakes. YUMMY!!! Thanks!

~Bekah~ June 12, 2003

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