Gum Drop Cake

Ingredients:

2 Cups Shortening
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
4 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Applesauce
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Cup Dates
1 Cup Brazil Nuts
1 Cup Small Gum Drops
1 Cup Golden (White) Raisins
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Nutmeg
2 Teaspoons Allspice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Cream the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. In a small bowl stir the baking soda into the applesauce. Alternating, add the flour and applesauce, mixing until blended. Fold in the dates, nuts and gum drops.

Pour into 2 well-greased 9” x 5” x 3” load pans. Bake for 60 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool completely. Store tightly wrapped.