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Posted by rusty_ns (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 26, 08 at 17:24

Help with this recipe

This gumdrop cake has the best flavor but falls apart when I slice it. way too crumbly
What should I do the next time I bake this cake to make it stick together?
I just got the recipe the other day from a friend.
Whats in the recipe that would cake it to be so crumbly? Anything I need to change to make it work?
Here is the recipe:

Gumdrop Cake

2 sticks butter
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups gum drops
1/2 cup walnuts

Put 1/4 cup of the flour over the gum drops coating well. Beat the
butter and the sugar, add eggs one at a time and beat well after each
addition. Beat in the cream cheese and the vanilla. Add flour, baking
powder and gumdrops. Mix well. Put in a well greased tube pan and
bake at 325 F 60 minutes. Note: I use the sugared gum drops
not the baking ones.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: LOOKING for: Help please with this recipe

Try beating longer after adding flour (to develop gluten) --- then stir in the gumdrops.

Cute cake idea.

RE: LOOKING for: Help please with this recipe

Too much fat in relation to the flour...
No matter what you do it won'te ver be "cake".
Linda C

RE: LOOKING for: Help please with this recipe

What do you recommend Linda - reduce butter to one stick?

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