Momma's Answer to Fruitcake (Gumdrop Cake)

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by DoQu Russell

A Holiday favorite for as long as I can remember. Momma didn't like fruitcake but wanted something "traditional" for the holidays. I used to make this in small loaves & send it to my children's teachers as a holiday gift.

Top Review by dee 6

This recipe was great. I used butter in place of the shortening and also used small spiced gumdrops. I have made this twice and it came out great each time. I will be giving my neighbors each a small loaf of this Gumdrop Cake as extra gifts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in water.
  3. Cream sugars,shortening,eggs salt& soda mix.
  4. Sift 1 cup of flour over the gumdrop pieces.
  5. Mix in nuts.
  6. Add to creamed mix.
  7. Add flour& mix well.
  8. Add applesauce& mix well.
  9. Bake in greased or disposable loaf pans for 1 hour.
  10. Slice& Serve hot or cold.

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