Friendship Fruit Starter & Cake

Total Time
817hrs 30mins
Prep 817 hrs 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. (Do not refrigerate). Keep on counter top in gallon jar.
  2. Stir several times daily.
  3. This will make enough fruit for 3 cakes.
  4. Cover jar with a cloth, not a lid.
  5. Combine 1 cup sugar, peach juice and pineapple juice, stir everyday for 2 weeks.
  6. Next combine 1 1/2 cups starter, 2 1/2 cups sugar and cut up peaches with juice, stir for 10 days.
  7. Then add 2 1/2 cups sugar and pineapple with juice, stir for 10 more days.
  8. Then add 2 1/2 cups sugar, fruit cocktail with juice and chopped up cherries, stir for 10 more days.
  9. Then drain fruit juice from fruit and give to friends for a starter 1 1/2 cups to 4 or 5 friends.
  10. To make the cake: mix all cake ingredients together, pour into greased and floured bundt pan.
  11. Bake at 350°F for 50 to 55 minutes.
  12. This cake freezes well if you would like to freeze a couple for later.
  13. To make the icing: Beat all icing ingredients until fluffy.
  14. Double icing recipe for three cakes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have made this cake many times. It is wonderful. Very moist and delicious. It is even better with just a light glaze. Always a winner.

I have made this fruitcake many times and always to rave reviews (especially from people who don't like fruitcake) but...I don'tuse fruit cocktail, just marachino cherries (2 small jars- no juice) and when I mix the cakes, I add 1 cup raisins, 1 cup walnuts, 1 cup pecans, and 1 cup coconut. It's rich but oh so tasty! With all that added, I never frost it.