Brandied fermented friendship cake & starter

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Pineapple, crushed
1 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Brandy
1 cup Maraschino cherries
1 cup Sugar
1 pack Cake mix
3 ounces Instant pudding mix
⅜ cup Oil
2 tablespoons Brandy
1 cup Peaches, sliced
1 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Brandy
4 eaches Eggs
1 cup Nuts, chopped
1 each Portion drained fruit

STARTER

CAKE

STARTER: In a gallon jar combine pineapple, 1 cup sugar and 2 Tablespoons brandy. Let ingredients sit in jar for 2 weeks, stirring daily. At the end of 2 weeks, add maraschino cherries, 1 cup sugar and 2 Tablespoons brandy. Let all ingredients sit in jar for 2 weeks, stirring daily. At the end of second 2 week period, add peaches, 1 cup sugar and 2 Tablespoons brandy. Let sit in jar for another 2 weeks, stirring daily. At end of third 2 week period, separate the liquid from the fruit. The liquid is your starter, and you can use the fruit on ice cream or cake.Now you are ready to prepare the fruit for 2 cakes. DO NOT REFRIGERATE THE LIQUID. In a large gallon jar, place 1-½ cups of the starter, 2-½ cups of sugar and 28 oz can of sliced peaches. Mix well and cover jar with a paper towel. Do not refrigerate or screw a lid on the jar. Stir every day for 10 days.

Next, add 2-½ cups of sugar and 16 oz can of crushed pineapple.Stir every day for 10 days. Add 2-½ cups sugar and 16 oz can of fruit cocktail. Slice contents of 10 oz jar of maraschino cherries and add.

Stir every day for 10 days. On baking day, drain the fruit and divide it into 2 equal parts. Save the juice and use it for starter (you will have enough for 5 starters approx 2 cups each). DO NOT REFRIGERATE THE LIQUID, it will stop the fermenting action. CAKE; To each cake mix, add pudding mix, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth and fold in fruit and nuts. Batter will be thick. Pour mixture into a greased tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Turn cake out of pan while hot. When cooled, the cake freezes well. The choices of flavored cake mixes and pudding mixes is yours, and coconut may be substituted for the nuts. Submitted By DOROTHY FLATMAN On 01-06-95

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