Friendship Cake and Starter

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READY IN: 720hrs 50mins
Recipe by quotFoodThe Way To

This recipe has been around for many years and is all over the internet, but thought I would add it for those who have never seen it. You must first make the yeast starter which takes 2 weeks and then go on to the fruit starter which takes 30 days. It's a fun thing to do with your children, allowing them to add the fruit each time and then make the cake. The cake is very moist! Enjoy! TIP=One package of dry active yeast= 2 1/4 teaspoons or 1/4 ounce)

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  2. Combine peaches, pineapple, cherries, sugar and yeast. Stir with wooden spoon 3 to 4 times the first day. Then stir daily for 2 weeks. Store in glass jar on counter with lid just barely set on.
  4. Mix yeast starter, sugar, peaches and place on the counter in a gallon jar with lid. Let stand, do not refrigerate. Set aside for 10 days, stirring daily.
  5. On tenth day, add: 1 (30 oz.) can chunk pineapple and juice.
  6. Let stand 10 more days, stirring daily.
  7. On the 20th day, add: 1 (29 oz.) fruit cocktail and juice 1 (10 oz.) maraschino cherries and juice. Let stand 10 more days, stirring daily.
  8. On the 30th day, drain juice off and give 1 1/2 cups juice to 6 friends along with the recipe.
  9. There will be enough drained fruit for 4 (9x13 inch) cakes.
  10. CAKE:.
  11. Mix cake mix, pudding mix, eggs and oil. Add nuts and fruit. Spread evenly in greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

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