Amish Friendship Cake
First, Prepare the Fruit Mixture:
1-1/2 cups Starter Juice (see Initial Starter recipe to right)
1 large can sliced peaches (with juice)
Put peaches, sugar, & starter juice in a gallon jar. Stir once a day for 10 days.
On the 10th
2- 1/2 cups sugar
1 large can pineapple chunks & juice (1 lb - 4oz can)
Stir for ten days.
On the 20th Day, add:
2 -1/2 cups sugar
1 - 10 ounce jar Marachino cherries & juice
can fruit cocktail & juice. (14-1/2 oz to 15 oz can)
Stir daily for ten 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. You 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!
Now, Make the Cake:
Cake 1 yellow cake mix (without pudding in it)
2/3 cup oil
1/3 of the fruit (prepared with the starter
1- cup nuts - chopped
1 box vanilla instant pudding.
Mix all ingredients together and bake in a greased
Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until done.
Alternate Cake Recipe:
1 1/2 cups oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs (beaten)
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
3 cups of the fruit mixture
Combine oil and sugar and blend in the eggs. Add dry
soda) Fold in the fruit mix. Add pecans and vanilla. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake in bundt pan for about 1 hour 15 min
to 1 hour 30 min. Check with knife before removing from oven. Freezes well!
Amish Friendship Cake Initial Starter
Day One through day 14
1 cup cubed pineapple (drained)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
in a glass gallon jar. Let set it set for two 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.
Add 1 cup marachino
cherries including the juice
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brandy.
Let set two more weeks, stirring daily.
On 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.
Related Links for More Recipes
Here are some links to similar recipes that you may enjoy:
30 Day friendship Cake
More Amish Fermented Fruit Recipes
Easy Friendship Cake (Fruit cocktail Cake)