traditional friendship fruit cake
1-1/2 cup  vegetable oil
2 cup  sugar
3   eggs, well beaten
2 tsp  vanilla
3 cup  all-purpose flour
1 tsp  baking soda
1/4 tsp  salt
1 cup  chopped nuts
3 cup  chopped friendship fruit, well drained
mix together oil, sugar and eggs in electric mixer. add vanilla and 
beat well. stir together flour, soda and salt. blend into batter, 
then mix in nuts and fruit. 
bake at 325 degrees in a greased and floured bundt, tube, or 9-by-13 
inch pan for one hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done. let 
cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. serves 12. 
amish friendship cake 
*takes approximately 30 days to prepare* 
initial starter recipe 
day one through day 14 1 cup cubed pineapple (drained) 1 cup sugar 2 
tablespoons brandy combine 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. 
  day 15
  add 1 cup maraschino cherries including the juice
1 cup  sugar
2 Tbsp  brandy.
  let set two more weeks, stirring daily.
on day 30 
next make a secondary starter. 
secondary starter recipe 
next we prepare another starter from the starter above. (you want to 
share don't you?) 
1-1/2 cup  starter (prepared above) 1 large can sliced peaches (with
  juice 2-1/2 cups sugar & juice in a gallon jar. stir once a day for
10   days
on the 10th day 
add 2- 1/2 cups sugar & juice (you could use a 1 lb - 4oz can). 
stir for ten days 
on the 20th day add 2 -1/2 cups sugar & juice & juice. (you could use 
a 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. 
do not store refrigerated!! do not put lid on tight, set it on top of 
jar - loosely! do not put juice in the refrigerator! 
finally - the amish friendship cake 
  cake 1 yellow cake mix (without pudding in it)
2/3 cup  oil
4   eggs
1/3   of the fruit (prepared with the starter above)
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. important note: do not use a 
metal strainer when straining the fruit. 
(ID: 73795) Mirror: Sat, Jul 16, 2005

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