"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
2/3 cup crisco shortening 1-1/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas 1 tsp.vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. salt 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup chopped pecans. Cream Cheese Icing: 1 -8oz pkg. cream cheese softened 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened 4 cups conf. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla.
Heat oven to 350ºgrease 13x9 inch pan. In large bowl combine shortening and sugar, beat until light and fluffy add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Blend in bananas and vanilla.In another bowl sift all the dry ingreidents. On med slow speed blend in about 1/3 of the flour mix. Blend in about half of the buttermilk, ending with the remaining flour mix. stir in nuts. Bake for about 40-45 min. or until tooth pick comes out clean. Cool . In large mixing bowl beat cream cheese and butter together. Gradually add sugar blend until smoothe then add vanilla and spread on cool cake and refrigerate.
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