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.