February 15th: Gumdrops

Gumdrop Cake 

3 c. sifted cake flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. shortening

1 c. brown sugar

2 eggs, well beaten

1 c. sweetened applesauce

2 c. seedless raisins

1 lb. large gumdrops (assorted, but not black), cut into pieces with scissors

Sift flour, soda, salt & cinnamon together 3 times. Cream shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add 1 c. dry ingredients and blend, add applesauce, raisins and remaining dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Mix in gumdrops and turn into tube pan lined with greased paper. Bake in slow oven (300°) for 2-2 ½ hours.

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