Friendship Fruitcake and Starter With Brandy

Recipe by Lennie
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READY IN: 361hrs
YIELD: 4 starters
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
  • 6
    cups sugar
  • 1
    (28 ounce) can sliced peaches
  • 1
    (19 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2
    (250 ml) jars maraschino cherries, drained and cut in half
  • 2
    cups chopped nuts
  • 2
    (18 ounce) packages Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix (white, golden, vanilla or lemon)
  • 34
    cup oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Day 1: in a large bowl, combine brandy (or starter from a friend), 2 cups sugar and peaches; cover; store at room temperature.
  • Stir daily.
  • Day 5: Add 2 cups sugar and pineapple.
  • Stir daily.
  • Day 10: Add 2 cups sugar and cherries.
  • Stir daily.
  • Day 15: Drain fruit mixture; divide fruit in half.
  • Reserve half for later use.
  • Divide juice to make 3 or 4"starters" (at least 1-1/2 cups juice for each).
  • Give juice"starter" to friends for use within 1 to 2 days.
  • TO MAKE CAKE: Heat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Grease three 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  • Combine half the fruit and nuts in a large bowl; flour with 1/2 pkg (about 2 cups) cake mix; set aside.
  • Blend 1-1/2 packages cake mix, eggs and oil in another large bowl on low speed of mixer till moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • Pour batter over fruit-nut mixture; mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into pans and bake 60 minutes.
  • Do not open door or prick or pat to test for doneness.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans.
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