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Friendship Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Holder Fine
Added: Friday, January 28, 2011

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Part I - Starter:

1 (29 oz.) can peaches with juice
1/2 package dry yeast
1 1/2 cups sugar

Part II:

1 1/2 cups starter
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 (29 oz.) can sliced peaches with juice
1 yellow cake mix (without pudding in the mix)
1 box INSTANT vanilla or pineapple pudding
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 cup pecans
1 1/2 cup fruit mix (starter with fermented fruit)
Icing:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Combine peaches, juice, sugar and yeast in a glass gallon jar. Loosely cover with waxed paper. Stir daily for 10 days. On the 11th day, add 1 (29 oz.) can pineapple and juice, and 2 1/2 cups sugar. Stir mixture daily for 10 days. On the 21st day, add 1 jar maraschino cherries and juice, and 2 1/2 cups sugar. Stir daily for 10 days. On the 31st day, strain mixture. Press any remaining fruit, then discard. Use 1 1/2 cup liquid to begin your Friendship Cake. Give the remaining starter to a friend. Part 2: Combine starter, sugar, peaches and juice in a glass gallon jar. Stir well.
Cover loosely and stir daily for 10 days. On the 11th day, add 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks with juice and 2 1/2 cups sugar. Stir daily for 10 days. On the 21st day, add 1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries, drained, 1 (29 oz.) can fruit cocktail with juice, and 2 1/2 cups sugar. Stir daily for 10 days. On the 30th day, measure 1 1/2 cups starter for yourself. Give 1 1/2 cups starter to each friend.
Part 3: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer combine cake mix, pudding, eggs and oil. Beat according to package directions. Gently fold in pecans and fruit mix. Bake in greased Bundt or angel food cake pan 45 to 55 minutes. Icing: In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add butter
and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It involves a fruit, yeast and sugar starter which is allowed to ferment, and then is divided. Part you keep, and part you give to friends.

If you begin a Friendship Cake from scratch, you need to allow 60 days before you can bake your Friendship Cake.
Cake is good frozen.

 

 

 

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