I had every intention of posting more often but I spent the last week in bed sick with the most debilitating flu. I literally slept all day and had no appetite–and for a woman whose entire day is spent pondering her next meal, this is a big deal. Needless to say, I rejoiced when I woke up this morning and my first thought was “pancakes…mmmmmm.” I’m baaaaaaaack!
The best part of being healthy again is that my family is visiting from New Hampshire. I am so thankful that I am healthy enough to spend time with them this week. My Aunt Cindy is an avid baker and she brought a recipe for one of the most unique cakes I have every seen: Gum Drop Cake. Imagine a rich vanilla-cream cheese cake studded with whole gum drops. Or better yet, try it for yourself!
Gum Drop Cake
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups gum drops, floured (otherwise they will sink to the bottom)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Combine the wet ingredients (butter, cream cheese, eggs, vanilla) in a separate bowl. Mix well.
Combine the dry ingredients.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Fold in the gumdrops.
Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 1 hour (or until toothpick comes out clean)
Allow to cool completely then ENJOY!
P.S. I posted some new earrings on my etsy shop (including some psychedelic mushroom earrings that I LOVE). Check them out and let me know what you think.