Amish Friendship Spirited Cake Starter (not like the bread)

Stormy Stewart


Here is another great recipe which can be prepared and given as a present for the holidays.

The recipe comes to us from Vickie Henderson of Vancouver, Washington.

The cake takes approximately 30 days to prepare, but don't be fooled - the initial "starter" takes approximately 30 days to prepare also! Thats 60 days. And you thought you were a dedicated baker when you made Amish Friendship bread.

Vickie's cake is made with peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail, cherries, and sugar.

"This cake is very good for the holidays or as a gift. It does take 30 days but believe me it is worth it!!!"

NOTE: The starter for this cake is different than the Amish Friendship Bread starter. Since it doesn't contain milk products, it can be used as a topping for ice cream or pound cake.

(Note: this isn't a conventional bread yeast-type starter.)

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starter 1 and 2 are below need to make one then from that you make the other total time 60 days



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 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.

First we prepare another starter from the starter above.

1-1/2 cups starter (prepared above)
1 large can sliced peaches (with juice)
2-1/2 cups sugar
Put peaches & juice in a gallon jar. Stir once a day for 10 days:
On the 10th day, add
2- 1/2 cups sugar
1 large can pineapple chunks & juice (Victoria uses a 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
1 large can fruit cocktail & juice. (Victoria uses 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.

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!

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