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       Title: GUMDROP CAKE
  Categories: Cakes, Holiday
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 c  Gumdrops
     1/2 c  Raisins
       2 c  Flour;all purpose
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 t  Baking soda
       1 ts Cinnamon;ground
       1 ts Nutmeg;ground
       1 pn -Salt
       1 c  Butter;unsalted
       1 c  Sugar
       3    Eggs
       1 c  Applesauce
       1    Lemon rind;of 1;grated
   “Most kids don't like fruit cake, so I have devised a moist version of a
   classic gumdrop cake. Freeze the cake until Christmas or refrigerate up to
   two weeks.”
   Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the gumdrops into small pieces *(get your
   kids to do this); leaving out the black ones. In a small bowl, toss with
   the raisins and 1/2 c flour. Reserve.
    In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon,
   nutmeg, and salt with the remaining flour.
    In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat
   in the sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
    Stir in the applesauce, flour mixture and lemon rind. Fold in the gumdrop
   and raisin mixture.
    Butter a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan and line with buttered wax or parchment
   paper. Pour in the batter.
    Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or till knife inserted comes out clean.
    Turn out the cake and let it cool completely. Wrap well with foil and
   store for 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Freeze if keeping longer than 2
   weeks. MAKES: 1 loaf