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Amish Friendship Cake

Amish Friendship Cake

Sally

Sally

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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  • Calories:
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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.
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RADONICHMR
30

RADONICHMR

2/26/2003

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

LINDA MCLEAN
20

LINDA MCLEAN

12/18/2003

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

BEANIE4
17

BEANIE4

9/5/2006

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

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