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Amish Friendship Cake Recipe

Amish Friendship Cake

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 -8 or 9 inch loaf pans Change Servings
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 22, 2005

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

 

13 Ratings

Dec 18, 2003

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

 
Sep 05, 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

 
Nov 02, 2003

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

 
Dec 23, 2002

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

 
Dec 23, 2002

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 variations fo the cake....TASTE: it is WONDERFUL, and if there are young childern, it is fun to add the ingredients when they come home from school, and gives them a feeling of being a "BAKER" with PRIDE!! I use this around the holidays..

 
Dec 23, 2002

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

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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