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leeannr, Thanks again,I am so glad to get this recipe,You have to have the starter recipe or have a start sent to you by a friend,to make this recipe for the friendship cake.and I have lost both starter recipe,and cake recipe.So I was in Heaven when I saw this recipe and the cake recipe.THANKS Darlene

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Darlene Summers September 23, 2002

My wife did this recipe when we were posted in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East and it is delicious. We gave two of these cakes to some British friends and they consumed both for breakfast. The fruit has a lovely brandy odor when fermenting. LR Beckwith

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LR Beckwith September 25, 2002

Leeann,thank you so much for the help when I posted in ISO about the cherries!This recipe is so much fun to make.I have never be a fan of fruitcakes but This cake has made me a fan.The little mini cakes that I made,is just the right size for the two of us,and gift giving.Thanks again for sharing:0)

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Chef 920429 December 02, 2002

My X-MIL gave me this as a starter and it is wonderful. Many people do not like the standard fruit cake served at Christmas but I will guarantee they will like this. The starter keeps well in the freezer.

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mary winecoff September 23, 2006

I have had this fruit cake, and it is fabulous! I always add walnuts, or pecans to mine when I am making the cake... Also, I frost the cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting... YUM!!! Definately one of the 5 best cakes I have ever had!

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Linda's Busy Kitchen November 06, 2005

The first time I heard of a Friendship fruit Cake my DH brought a cake home from a co-worker. We loved it and got some starter from him. I didn't keep it going for more than a couple months though and had to start from scratch the next year. My recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar but otherwise is the same. It worked just as well as the established starter we got the year before.

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Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 11, 2004
Starter for Friendship Fruitcake