Recipe will be the basic starter for friendship cakes. Includes Friendship Starter Ingredients and Starter for other Friendship Cakes recipes. Many flavors of friendship cakes can be made using this starting recipe.
2/3 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Milk
2/3 cup Flour
1 cup Starter
2/3 cup Oil
2 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Chopped fruit (mix and match fruits for different tastes)
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 to 1 cup Nuts (optional)
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 -
Pan Type ~ Bundt or loaf pans
Mix starter ingredients in a plastic or glass container with
a tight lid. Cover, store at room temperature for 17 days, stirring once a day.
After that, leave undisturbed for 1 day. For the next 3 days, stir again daily.
Add 1 cup each of sugar, milk and flour, then stir once daily for the next 4 days.
On the 4th day add another cup of each, sugar, milk and flour. Mix well.
Give 1 cup each to two friends, use 1 cup to make a friendship cake recipe or use as base for another batch of starter.
Preheat oven, grease and flour pan.
Combine all of the Friendship Cake ingredients until well mixed.
Pour friendship cake batter into pan and bake until cake tests done.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and continue cooling.
Friendship cakes are delicious with Cream Cheese Icing.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!
Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get cool butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.
You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.
Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.
The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!