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BDGoats's picture

90 Proof Cake

An Internet friend was kind enough to give me some starter for the 90 proof cake plus instructions.  I,unfortuantley, misplaced the instructions and I am hoping someone on this forum might have them.  The cake is made with pineapple,peaches and charries added to the starter over a 30 day period. 

LindyD's picture

Does the 90-proof refer to alcohol content?  

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LindyD's picture

Hiccup!   :->

Oldcampcook's picture

The fruit is fermented for 30 days, much in the manner of a brandy.

It starts with a  cup and a half of the starter (liquid) and a can of sliced peaches and 2.5 cups of sugar.

Stir every day for 10 days.  Add a can of crushed pineapple and 2.5 cups of sugar.

Stir every day for 10 days.  Add 2 jars of Marischino cherries and 2.5 cups of sugar.

Stir every day for 10 days.

Strain the fruit.

Use one third of the fruit and a yellow cake mix and a small box of instant vanilla pudding, 4 eggs, oil, one cup of shredded coconut and a cup of chopped nuts.

I bake in a bundt pan or divide a batch into mini pans to make individual cakes.

There is enough fruit for 3 batches.

Divide the juice (starter) into 1.5 cup portions and share with friends, retaining one for your next batch.

When you mix the cake, sample one of the cherries.  You will find out quickly where it got its name!



Oldcampcook's picture

I sent you the recipe again early this morning as per your request.  If you didn't get it, let me know via the normal email contact.


Pablo's picture


Maybe this guy could help:

user icon"Submitted by Oldcampcook on February 25, 2009 - 9:49am.

I have been baking the 90 Proof cake (a verison of the Amish Friendship Cake) and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't like it. 


I found it with a search for "90 proof cake"


Oldcampcook's picture

I have the recipe on my computer if anyone wants it.  The catch is getting the starter.

If you would like a copy of the recipe, email me at oldcampcook(@)yahoo.(.)com.

I just started another batch two days ago, so it will not be ready for 28 days.


maurdel's picture

Yes, here in the South, the starter is well known as "Friendship Fruit" .

That should make for a 'Fruitful'  internet search...... ;))

swtgran's picture

Give me a couple of days to dig the recipe out of my huge box of unorganized recipes.  I have made that several times.  Terry R.

xaipete's picture

Maybe this is the cake you are looking for.

July 2 [2007]. Lindsay Lohan attends her twenty-first birthday party, in Las Vegas. After saying it is her “first sober birthday ever,” she makes an elaborate show of drinking blackberry-flavored water and feasting on birthday cake all evening, but several of her guests who were eating cake with her pass out by 3:00 a.m. A source at the club later confirms that the cake was a 90-proof Italian rum cake.