This is a recipe I got from my Aunt Peanut as we loving call her.It starts with a brew.The brew is started in a glass or crock container with a loose fitting lid.It must be stired every day with a wooden spoon.It takes lots of time but is well worth the wait.I usually make this cake on Thanksgiving or Christmas.It has become a family tradition.Hope ya'll enjoy it as much as we do.
1st.week start brew in a large glass or crock container,with a loose fitting lid.Pour apricot brandy,drained pineapple and 1 cup of sugar incontainer and stir,every day with a wooden spoon.2nd weekadd 3/4cup of sugar,16oz can of drained peaches or 16oz can of drained fruit cocktail.stir everyday with wooden spoon for 1 week.3rd. week add 3/4cup of sugar and 1cup of marchino cherries drained and chopped.stir everyday with a wooden spoon for 1 week.this is the brew.
mix two cups of brew with eggs,oil and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients flour,salt,soda,baking powder,cinnamon and sugar.mix by hand.mixture will be thick.add chopped pecans and coconut mix well.
Bake in a greased and floured bunt pan for one and a half hrs.at 350% oven.test with toothpick in center.ovens vary so keep eye on cake towards end of baking time.This is a moist dense cake.
You will have brew left over.You can give a cup to a friend and the recipe to get them started.Thus the name Friendship cake.