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Banana Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ashlea Lebo

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
LARGE CAKE (2 layers, 9 each or 1 oblong 9 x 13)
2 cups plain flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 teas baking powder
1 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
2/3 cup soft shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
1 teas vanilla flavoring
SMALL CAKE (9 square pan)
1 cup plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 teas baking powder
1 teas baking soda
teas salt
cup soft shortening
cup buttermilk
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 small or medium eggs
teas vanilla flavoring

Directions:
Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Sift together dry ingredients into mixing bowl
3) Then add shortening, buttermilk and bananas
4) Beat 2 minutes with mixer of 150 strokes by hand
5) Then add eggs and vanilla
6) Beat additional 2 minutes
7) Pour into greased and floured cake pans
8) Bake in 350 degree oven until top is firm and cake pulls away from sides of pan
NOTE: Can make into banana cupcakes (see icing recipe below). Pour batter into paper liners in cupcake pan and bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned and firm on top.

 

 

 

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