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I made this and the glass jar exploded sending little shards of glass every where in my kitchen even into the refrigerator and ceiling. DO NOT PUT A LID ON THE JAR cover with a dish towel or something light.UPDATE: The glass jar is the problem use a crock like you would for pickles or sauerkraut. It needs to be sealed for the fermenting process but not with a glass jar.
Got my starter made and needed to do something with my fruit. I took a cake mix...I had french vanilla on hand and added 3 eggs 3/4 oil & about 3/4 cup water and two cups fruit starter fruit chopped up. Made cupcakes and baked for 25 minutes at 350. Turned out great. Have my starter going for my 30 day cake now.
I had gotten a liquid starter 20 years ago, and did not have the fruit starter to start making the cakes again, then I found this recipe and it is just what I wanted and it turned out great. I had enough fruit to make three cakes, and enough juice to start all over again. Only this time I will have enough starters to give to friends.
Emily thank you so much!! I've made this starter and cake about 15 years ago. Someone at my job brought the starter in and we all began making the 30 day cake. I placed the starter in the freezer for later and forgot about it. When I moved I ended up throwing it away. Recently I began thinking about the cake but I couldn't remember the name of it and I didn't have the starter. One day I went to Allrecipes and put cake starter in the search and up popped your cake starter. Thank you soooo much. I'm starting the starter this weekend and my cake 21 days after that.
Thank you so much. This is the only recipe for a fruitcake that my husband would eat. His aunt has given me the recipe and a starter. I allowed my starter to deplete and Aunt Debra as well as my husband have passed on. I was so excited to be able to revive this wonderful cake recipe that brings back wonderful memories of my husband and his aunt. ps. this cake freezes well too. thanks a bunch
I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS!!! In the '80s my grandmother and her circle of friends had these cakes going around and I loved it! She passed in 1998 and even though she gave me her recipe box before she died there was nowhere to be found a recipe for the starter! I remembered more or less what it had but I couldn't remember how it worked or when you were to add what...THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this recipe as I can FINALLY make these cakes for a whole new generation and culture!!:)
This awesome! My mom was given a starter in the 70's and made this cake for years. Sadly she passed away in 99 and I let my ONLY starter go bad after a few years in the fridge...I'm so thrilled to find this recipe and the fond memories of my mom it brings back. Mike
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! In the 80's my family ALWAYS had a friendship cake on their counter.. I loved to help with this as a kid. I haven't seen one of these in YEARS and was so glad to have found this.. I made a TON of these for Christmas gifts this past Christmas (a bit behind on my ratings). Everyone was SHOCKED! It was very nice to find this recipe. Thank you so much! We are no longer friendship-cake-less!
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