1 1/2 c Brandy
1 lb Peaches with juice — can
6 c Sugar — divided (to 7 1/2
1 lb Pineapple tidbits or chunks,
-can, with juice
1 lb Fruit cocktail, can
10 oz Maraschino cherries — jar
1 Box yellow cake mix
1/2 c Oil — to 3/4 cup
2 Eggs — to 4 eggs
1 Vanilla instant pudding,
(small — l package)
1 1/2 c Fruit — from starter
1 c Nuts — chopped
For starter: Mix thoroughly brandy, peaches with juice and 2 to 2 1/2
cups of the sugar. Put in glass jar loosely covered. Let stand 10
days at room temperature. Stir every day. On the 11th day, add 2 to 2
1/2 more cups sugar and pineapple with juice. Stir every day. On the
21st day add remaining 2 to 2 1/2 cups sugar, fruit cocktail with
juice and Maraschino cherries. Stir every day. On the 31st day, drain
juice; save for starter or give to a friend. Use fruit for cakes.
Makes enough for 3 to 5 cakes. Fruit can be frozen to keep or is
great over ice cream. Starter can be kept in refrigerator 4 weeks.
Cake: Mix together cake mix, oil, eggs, pudding mix, 1 1/2 cups fruit
from starter and nuts. Grease and flour Bundt or angle food cake pan.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown. This
cake burns easily, so check it often.