I am back… and I brought cake!

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

4 eggs

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.

3 thoughts on “I am back… and I brought cake!

  1. theemptynutjar says:

    gum drop cake is so yum…used to have it a lot growing up…called it “christmas cake” bcuz of all the colors…
    great to put in the freezer, take out and cut a few slices and eat cold…yum stuff.

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