If you read yesterday's comments, you will see that many of us had that starter for Friendship Cake on our counters. Check out the internet....there are all kinds of websites devoted to this cake. Friendship Cake has it's own facebook page too. Here's a recipe that I found to make the cake without a boxed mix. http://www.food.com/recipe/keep-it-going-german-friendship-cake-26995
I'm going to tell you a more modern version...
using a cake mix...it's the one that I used for my bake sale. Here goes. Today, this sounds like a lot of sugar, but you do drain the fruit...I guess that takes some of the sugar away.
1st day: 1 1/2 c cake starter
2 1/2 c sugar
Large can (22 oz) peaches and juice
10th day: 2 1/2 c sugar
Lg. can (1 lb or more) crushed pineapple and juice
20th day: 2 1/2 c sugar
18 oz maraschino cherries WITHOUT JUICE
30th day: Make cake with DRAINED FRUIT. There will be enough fruit for 3 cakes. Give friends starter- 1 1/2 cups each. Mix one cake at a time.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 box vanilla instant pudding mix
2/3 c oil
1 1/2 c drained fruit
1 c raisins
1 c chopped nuts
Mix cake, pudding, oil and eggs in a lg mixing bowl. Fold in fruit, nuts and raisins. Batter will be real thick. Bake 350 for 60 to 90 min. in a greased and floured bundt or small angel food cake pan.
I made mine in 8 in layer cake pans for the sale. I had to judge when they were done...I don't remember how long I baked them. I wrapped them and put them in the freezer for a month and they were delicious.
If you try this...let me know how you liked it.....and no...I don't want any starter. My diet is simpler today...not much sugar.