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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Banana Cake

As promised my mothers recipe

Today it is a bit overcast but warm. I think we will take a walk to the park and soak up some much needed vitamin D. The following recipe is perfect for picnics and with Easter coming this week I would imagine many will be out enjoying the spring time weather.
No better way to finish off a ham and eggs easter lunch (and use up those over-ripened bananas sitting in the basket) than a sweet slice of heaven.

Banana Cake

Sift together  
             2 c   Flour
           1/2 t   Baking Powder
           3/4 t   Baking Soda
           1/2 t   Salt

In a separate bowl, cream together:

           1/2 c. Shortening
        1 1/2 c. Sugar

              2     Eggs (well beaten)

Mix well, then add:

           1/4 c. Buttermilk
              1 c. Ripe Bananas -mashed 
Mix in:
              1 t   Vanilla
           1/2 c  Nuts - Chopped

Alternate wet and dry ingredients mixing together until smooth.

Pour into a 9x13 oblong baking dish. Bake at 350degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Maple frosting

    1 stick of Butter until smooth.
               1  Egg ( can be left out if you are squeamish about raw eggs)
            2 c  Powdered Sugar
            1 t   Maple Flavoring or Real Maple Syrup

Whip until smooth and spread over cooled cake.

This cake is addicting.

With my baby turning 18 last December, Easter is a little different this year. How will you be celebrating the day?


  1. I do NOT bake..but this looks SOOOOOO yummy!!! Wish I was close enough to pop over for a slice!!

  2. Addicting! I don't doubt it! (My "baby" is 18 now, too. No more hunting eggs in the grass for awhile... )



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