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Banana-Nut Cake Recipe

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Susan Turek
Added: Sunday, October 29, 2006


2 1/3 c. flour
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. mashed RIPE bananas (about 3 medium)
2/3 c. shortening
2/3 c. buttermilk
3 eggs
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2/3 c. finely chopped nuts

Vanilla Butter Frosting:
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 T. milk

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9"x13" pan or two 9" cake pans. Beat all ingredients in large mixing bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 9"x13" pan, 45 to 50 minutes, cake pans, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool and frost. To make frosting, mix powdered sugar and butter. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.




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