"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Friendship Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Friendship Cake, by , is from Henderson Plant Cookbook - Kennametal, Inc., one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Landora Downey (Graham Downey's friend)
Added: Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
STARTER
1 large can sliced peaches
7 1/2 c. sugar
1 large can chunk, tidbit or crushed pineapple
2 small jars maraschino cherries

CAKE (3 cakes, 1 for you & 2 for your friends)
3 boxes Butter Recipe Golden Cake Mix
3 small boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
1 dozen eggs
1 small bottle Wesson Oil
2 1/2 c. raisins
1 c. pecans
1 c. walnuts
3/4 c. coconut


Directions:
Directions:
STARTER
DAY 1:
Cut sliced peaches up into chunks and pour into a gallon glass jar along with the juice from the can. Add 2 1/2 c. sugar. Stir each day for 10 days. Cover jar with a saucer and leave sitting at room temperature. DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR COVER WITH LID.

DAY 10:
Add pineapple and juice from can. Add 2 1/2 c. sugar. Stir for another 10 days. The mixture will foam when stirred and color will change.

DAY 20:
Add cherries once you have chopped them. DO NOT ADD JUICE. Add 2 1/2 c. sugar and stir for final 10 days. The cherries will give the mixture a pinkish color.

DAY 30:
You are ready to bake your cakes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube or bundt pan. If you make all 3 of the cakes at one time, loaf pans can be used.

Drain fruit in starter into a large bowl. Pour the juice into 3 pint jars. These are for your new starters. One to keep and 2 to give to friends. Cakes made with the fruit must be baked within 3 days. Peaches must be added to starter juice within 3 days to begin new 30 day cycle.
For one cake, pour 1 box cake mix, 1 box pudding, 4 eggs and 2/3 c. oil into large bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon. Add 1 1/2 c. drained fruit or 1/3 of total fruit removed from starter. Blend thoroughly with a spoon. DO NOT USE ELECTRIC MIXER. Add 3/4 c. raisins, 1 c. nuts and 3/4 c. coconut.
Bake for 55-65 minutes or until done.


 

 

 

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