Gum Drop Cake — Lanark County Holiday Recipes





Gum Drop Cake-In memory of Mina Closs- Comelia Wegner


3 c. sifted cake flour
1 tsp. baking soda (dissolved in a little hot water)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 c. sweetened applesauce
1 c. seedless raisins
1 lb. lg. gumdrops (assorted, but no black) cut into pieces with scissors

Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together 3 times. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add 1 cup dry ingredients and blend, add applesauce, raisins and remaining dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Mix in gumdrops and turn into a greased tube pan. Bake in slow oven (200 degrees) for 2 – 2 1/2 hours. Wait a couple of hours


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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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