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Gumdrop Cake
This is a fruitcake with gumdrops baked inside.

Part 1:

2 c applesauce 1/2 c shortening
2 c sugar 2 c raisins

Preheat oven to 300°F. Bring to boil everything in part 1 and set aside.

Part 2:

2 c small gumdrops (do no use black) 2 c chopped nuts
1 c shredded coconut 1 c flour
1 c dates, chopped 2 eggs, beaten

Put gumdrops, coconut, dates and nuts in a bowl. Sift the flour over them and toss. Add eggs and mix.

Part 3:

2 c sifted flour 1 t cinnamon
2 t baking soda 1 t ginger
  1/2 t salt

Sift all of part 3. Mix into part 2 alternately with part 1. Bake in greased and floured 10 tube pan for about 2 hours. A pan of water in the bottom of the oven will keep cake from getting too brown, but it adds to the cooking time, also.

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Buttermilk Cake
This cake is good served with lemon curd.

2 c sugar 3 c flour
1 c shortening 1/2 t baking soda
4 eggs 1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla extract 1 c buttermilk
1 t lemon extract  

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

Cream the sugar with the shortening. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour, or until cake tests done. Let rest in pan 5 minutes before turning out.

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