If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I was baking last weekend for the a Spay Day Nova Scotia fundraiser. When I asked around on social media what people would like to buy at a Christmas bake sale, one of the items mentioned was Gumdrop Cake. I haven’t had it for years, but it does certainly bring back holiday memories and is soooo good, colourful like fruitcake without all the icky stuff.
I remember clipping a recipe for Gumdrop Cake out of a Sobeys flyer decades ago and keeping it inside one of my cookbooks, I think it just recently got recycled because I had never made it… so off to the interwebs I went for recipe ideas. Here is the recipe I ended up making and will be baking again this year… but the next one will be staying in the house.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature (I used salted)
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 4 oz (half a block) cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 lb gumdrops (or ju jubes or even little jelly dots would work, just don’t use the black ones, the flavour doesn’t go well)