Wednesday 5 December 2012

Gumdrop Cake

Gumdrop cake just out oven and raisin free!
Until recently I could not stand Christmas cake, actually, most people in my family don't like it either. (I can't understand why I sort of like it now) So as an alternative my family makes gumdrop cake every Christmas, which is kinda a kids version of Christmas cake. When I was little I used to make gumdrop cake with my grandmother. There are raisins in the recipe which I do not like, so every time we made it I would hide the raisins somewhere. (usually under a tea cosy) Then just after the cake went in the oven I would miraculously find them, which was way too late to add them :)

cut and floured gumdrops
Gumdrop cake needs to be made 2-3 weeks before Christmas.

Gumdrop Cake
180°C 350°F
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour + extra for flouring gumdrops
1 1/4 cups gumdrops (remove & eat black coloured ones) 
1/2 cup raisins (very optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs and milk. Stir in sifted baking powder, salt and flour. Remove black gumdrops from the assortment. (liquorice flavour is not good in the cake) Cut gumdrops into 4 pieces and coat with flour.  Fold in floured gumdrops and raisins into the batter. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean. Let cool and wrap well with cling fill. Let sit 2-3 weeks in the fridge before eating. 

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