Dawn's Amish Friendship Cake With Starters

Total Time
720hrs 50mins
Prep 720 hrs
Cook 50 mins

This is FABULOUS...YUMMO! There are 3 steps to this Amish Friendship Cake Starter... There is the Initial Amish Starter, The Secondary Starter, and The Amish Friendship Cake... I have posted all the recipes here all in one place. Preparation time is way off, as this is not your typical recipe and preparation takes 30 days. If you want to make a Carrot Cake, use a Spice Cake mix in place of the Yellow Cake mix, and add 1 c. shredded carrot, and 1 c. raisins to the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Amish Friendship Cake Initial STARTER:.
  2. Day 1-Day 14:.
  3. 1 cup cubed pineapple, drained.
  4. 1 cup sugar.
  5. 2 T. Brandy.
  6. Combine in a glass gallon jar. Let set it set for 2 weeks.
  7. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, with a wooden spoon inserted through the foil to stir daily-DO NOT REMOVE FOIL OR SPOON!
  8. Be sure to stir daily.
  9. Day 15:.
  10. Add 1 cup Marachino cherries including the juice.
  11. 1 cup sugar.
  12. 2 T. Brandy.
  13. Let set two more weeks, stirring daily.
  14. Day 30:.
  15. Strain the fruit from the juice using a plastic strainer. (DO NOT USE A METAL STRAINER.).
  16. The resulting "juice" is the "starter" for your Amish Friendship Cake.
  17. Amish Frienship Cake Secondary STARTER:.
  18. First we prepare another starter from the starter above.
  19. 1 1/2 cups starter, prepared above.
  20. 1 lg. can sliced peaches, with juice.
  21. 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  22. Put peaches and juice in a gallon jar. Stir once a day for 10 days:.
  23. On the 10th day, Add:.
  24. 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  25. 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks and juice.
  26. Stir every day for 10 days.
  27. On the 20th Day, Add:.
  28. 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  29. 1 10 oz. jar Marachino cherries and juice.
  30. 1 20 oz. can fruit cocktail and juice.
  31. Stir every day for 10 days.
  32. On the 30th Day:.
  33. Drain liquid from fruit.
  34. Divide the juice into 5-6 jars each containing 1 1/2 cups of juice.
  35. Give to friends, and keep one for yourself.
  36. Your friends can now start with the starter you have given them, and make the 30 day cake directly.
  37. Divide fruit in thirds. You can freeze 2/3 of the fruit to use later.
  38. Note:.
  39. When putting fruit or juice in jars, leave jars on the counter & DO NOT REFRIGERATE! DO NOT PUT LID ON TIGHT, set it on top of jar - loosely! DO NOT PUT JUICE IN THE REFRIGERATOR!
  40. Amish Friendship Cake:.
  41. Cake 1 yellow cake mix, without pudding in it.
  42. 2/3 cup oil.
  43. 4 eggs.
  44. 1/3 of the fruit, prepared with the starter above.
  45. 1 cup nuts, chopped.
  46. 1 box Vanilla instant pudding.
  47. Mix all ingredients together, and bake in a greased Bundt pan at 350, for 50 minutes or until done.
  48. Important Note:.
  49. Do not use a metal strainer when straining the fruit.
  50. When adding fruit and juice to the jar, leave it on the counter & DO NOT REFRIGERATE! DO NOT PUT LID ON TIGHT. Set it on top loosely! DO NOT PUT JUICE IN THE REFRIGERATOR!
  51. I frost my cakes with Cream Cheese frosting and top with walnuts.
Most Helpful

4 5

The starter was okay. The directions were very good. I do wish the actual cake recipe had been included though. How ironic that we spend a month working on the starter and it was hard to find a recipe for the actual cake that didn't involve a cake MIX and a pudding MIX. If you're going to invest the time, money and energy to make the starter does it really take that much longer to use a scratch recipe? I did find one but was disappointed in the outcome. Could have been the cake or the starter or both - but not the wonderful cake I remember making years ago.

5 5

Fantastic, making another round now, everyone enjoys it, it freezes really well to have more later.

5 5

I made this starter this morning and can't wait for it to turn into the starter! I have had this recipe before and it makes incredible cakes! I don't know if I can wait for another month to make one they are so good! Thanks for jogging my memory to make this recipe! My friends that I give the starter to are going to love me forever for finding this recipe! The best cake I ever had! Nataly