About this recipe: A deliciously different fruit cake, which is perfect for Christmastime. It's moist, warmly spiced and dotted with jelly drops, raisins and pecans.
I also have made this for years. Just thought I would see if others had the same recipe,was delighted to see someoneelse has this great recipe. Its great for gifts, when you make small giveaway loaves. - 14 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Love it! Must use BAKING gumdrops/gums; you can't substitute regular gumdrops or JuJubes, etc because they will just melt. Adds colour & whimsy to your plate of holiday goodies. We replaced our old gumdrop loaf recipe with this one as it's much better. - 19 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the same recipe that my grandma made for years--I can still see her in the kitchen cutting up the gumdrops with her scissors. One helpful hint is to keep the sugar handy to dip your scissors in when they get too sticky. I've tried freezing the gumdrops and using the food processor but that doesn't work very well and was extremely noisy!! This is a very tasty "fruit"cake--not what traditionally is thought of as a fruit cake. I hope you decide to try this one and I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy this piece of our family's Christmas tradition too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Glenda=-) - 03 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)