How to make it

  • Brandied Fruit Starter should last indefinitely if handled properly.
  • Use clean equipment and keep it covered.
  • Combine all ingredients in a clean, nonmetal bowl; stir gently.
  • Cover and let stand at room temperature 3 weeks, stirring fruit twice a week.
  • Serve fruit over ice cream or pound cake when desired, reserving at least 1 cup starter at all times.
  • To replenish starter, add 1 cup sugar and one of the fruits, pineapple chunks, peaches, apricot halves or maraschino cherries every 1 to 3 weeks, alternating fruits each time; stir gently.
  • Cover and let stand at room temperature 3 days before using again.
  • Makes 6 cups.
  • *Apricot or peach brandy may be substituted, if desired.
  • Friendship Cake Mix:
  • Combine in a gallon glass jar and stir all together; stir several times the first day, thereafter stir once each day.
  • Keep covered and at room temperature.
  • On Tenth Day Add:
  • 1 (32-ounce) can chunk pineapple with juice
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Stir once a day for 10 days.
  • On Twentieth Day Add:
  • 1 (32-ounce) can fruit cocktail with juice
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries with juice, diced
  • Stir once a day for 10 days.
  • On Thirtieth day:
  • Drain liquid from fruit.
  • Divide the juice into 1 1/2 cups each.
  • Place in jars with tight lids and give to a friend with a copy of recipe as soon as possible.
  • Divide fruit into thirds.
  • Makes 3 cakes.
  • Cakes can be frozen after they are baked.
  • Juice or fruit cannot be frozen.
  • Friendship Cake Mix Recipe:
  • Combine all ingredients together, mixing well.
  • Bake in greased and floured Bundt pan at 350*F (175*C) for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes before removing.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.

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  • hellnjoy 9 years ago
    I have been looking all over for this recipe for years!!! My late mother used to make this cake and it was the bomb.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome fruit cake love it thanks high5
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