"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

French Banana Cake Recipe

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2/3 cup water
1 T vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg white cake mix
2 eggs
4-5 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

1 envelope Dream Whip
1/2 cup cold milk or 1/2 pt whipping cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract

Combine. Mix water, vinegar, and soda. Combine with cake mix and eggs. Stir until moistened. Add bananas and mix with mixer for 3 min. at medium speed. Blend nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 35 min. Remove cake and cool. Prepare frosting. Frost cake and chill 24 hrs before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is always my family's go-to birthday cake when Grandma Caroline is around! I know my Dad would always request this cake at his birthday whenever Grandma was visiting. It's a million times better than any store-bought bakery cake. We always devoured it!




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