Dawn's Amish Friendship Cake With Starters

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READY IN: 720hrs 50mins
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Amish Friendship Cake Initial STARTER:
  • Day 1-Day 14:
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple, drained.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 2 T. Brandy.
  • Combine in a glass gallon jar. Let set it set for 2 weeks.
  • Cover loosely with aluminum foil, with a wooden spoon inserted through the foil to stir daily-DO NOT REMOVE FOIL OR SPOON!
  • Be sure to stir daily.
  • Day 15:
  • Add 1 cup Marachino cherries including the juice.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 2 T. Brandy.
  • Let set two more weeks, stirring daily.
  • Day 30:
  • Strain the fruit from the juice using a plastic strainer. (DO NOT USE A METAL STRAINER.).
  • The resulting "juice" is the "starter" for your Amish Friendship Cake.
  • Amish Frienship Cake Secondary STARTER:
  • First we prepare another starter from the starter above.
  • 1 1/2 cups starter, prepared above.
  • 1 lg. can sliced peaches, with juice.
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  • Put peaches and juice in a gallon jar. Stir once a day for 10 days:
  • On the 10th day, Add:
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  • 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks and juice.
  • Stir every day for 10 days.
  • On the 20th Day, Add:
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  • 1 10 oz. jar Marachino cherries and juice.
  • 1 20 oz. can fruit cocktail and juice.
  • Stir every day for 10 days.
  • On the 30th Day:
  • Drain liquid from fruit.
  • Divide the juice into 5-6 jars each containing 1 1/2 cups of juice.
  • Give to friends, and keep one for yourself.
  • Your friends can now start with the starter you have given them, and make the 30 day cake directly.
  • Divide fruit in thirds. You can freeze 2/3 of the fruit to use later.
  • Note:
  • 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!
  • Amish Friendship Cake:
  • Cake 1 yellow cake mix, without pudding in it.
  • 2/3 cup oil.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 1/3 of the fruit, prepared with the starter above.
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped.
  • 1 box Vanilla instant pudding.
  • Mix all ingredients together, and bake in a greased Bundt pan at 350, for 50 minutes or until done.
  • Important Note:
  • Do not use a metal strainer when straining the fruit.
  • 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!
  • I frost my cakes with Cream Cheese frosting and top with walnuts.
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