This is a very easy and colorful Christmas cake. It would make a fantastic centerpiece dessert for a Christmas buffet.

Gumdrop Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gumdrops, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan. Set aside.

    2 In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

    3 In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and fold into creamed mixture alternately with water. Coat raisins and gumdrops with flour. Stir flavorings, gumdrops and raisins into creamed mixture.

    4 Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.


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