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Banana Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Banana Cake, by , is from The Tasty Bourgeois Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise Rouillier Bourgeois
Added: Tuesday, April 17, 2007


1/2 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs unbeaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas

10 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp cream (pet milk)
4 tbsp butter or 1/2 block

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 minutes. Add 2 cups sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift again and add to mixture. Add buttermilk, beating for 2 more minutes. Fold in bananas and bake in 375 oven for 30 - 35 minutes.

To make the topping:
Combine and cook all ingredients until bubbles vigorously. Spread icing on cake, top with coconut and brown in oven. Chopped pecans are also added to coconut if desired.




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