Gumdrop Crinkle Cakes close up image of a single cake

Gumdrop Crinkle Cakes

These gumdrop crinkle cakes are a memory from childhood and make an ideal lunchbox treat or after school snack.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 crinkle cakes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour or pastry flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup warm undiluted evaporated milk
  • 1 cup baking gumdrops


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy.
  3. Blend in the vanilla and lemon extracts.
  4. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  5. Fold dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in the baking gumdrops.
  7. Bake in greased and floured mini loaf pans or in paper lined muffin tins. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Muffin sized cakes will take only about 15 to 20 minutes. Watch them carefully and test them early so they don't over bake. Mini loaf pans vary in size so your baking time may be slightly different; trust the toothpick test to get them perfect.