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Amish Friendship Cake

Rated as 4.07 out of 5 Stars

"Always save 1 cup of starter for your next cakes, then start with day 2 of the starter instructions instead of having to start a new starter each time. You can also give some starter to friends, or sourdough starter can be used in place of the Friendship Starter."
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Ingredients

servings 256
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 -8 or 9 inch loaf pans)

Directions

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  1. To Make Starter: Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup of the flour, and 1 cup of the milk in a non-metal bowl and stir with a non-metal spoon until creamy. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for two days to ferment. It will become bubbly and have a sour odor. Do not place in refrigerator. On second day, third day, and fourth day: stir. On fifth day, add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, and stir. On sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth day: stir. On tenth day add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Reserve 1 cup starter; pour remaining starter, 1 cup each, into 3 containers to give away to friends if desired. Starter is enough for 8 loaves.
  2. To Make Cakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8 or 9 inch loaf pans.
  3. Mix 1 cup of the starter, oil, baking powder, eggs, 1 cup of the sugar, 2 cups of the flour, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, vanilla, and chopped nuts. Stir in the baking soda just before pouring the batter into the prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bananas, dates, or raisins can be added for variety.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 256 calories; 10.8 33.9 6 26 141 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I did a variation to this recipe and added a box of chocolate pudding. It was great. A moist cake. Froze easily also.

Most helpful critical review

Not what I remember. This recipe was very dry and that is with the addition of raisins.

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I did a variation to this recipe and added a box of chocolate pudding. It was great. A moist cake. Froze easily also.

Delicious in taste and so much fun to make and share!

Recipe is somewhat ...what I remember. Turned out good....but I was confused as to the total amount of flour for the whole recipe...cake seemed to dense

Not what I remember. This recipe was very dry and that is with the addition of raisins.

This makes delicious bread. I got raave reviews from family and friends. My children enjoyed helping me with the recipe and learning about measurements.

This is a fantastic cake! Aside from having to make the starter, this is an easy and quick cake to make.

This is hard to rate, because it takes more than 1 day to complete...if you have the time and space it is a GRAT way to give to friends, and it is also, a great starter batter to make so many va...

This is a fun project to pass along to friends. The cake turns out great!

This is day 6 of starter. So far so good.