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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups - Shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups - Flour
  • 1 2/3 cups - Sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons - Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons - Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons - Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups - Mashed ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cups - Buttermilk, Divided use
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 2/3 cups - Pecans, Chopped
  • Frosting
  • 1 packages - 3-oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 sticks - Butter or margarine
  • 1 boxes - 16-oz. Powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons - Vanilla
  • 1/2 cups - Pecans, Chopped into small pieces
  • To Finish
  • 2 - Bananas (optional)
  • Directions:

    1. Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9-in. round cake pans.
    2. Stir shortening to soften Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into shortening.
    3. Add mashed bananas and half the buttermilk; mix until all the flour is dampened. Beat vigorously for 2 min. Add remaining buttermilk and eggs. Beat 2 min. longer. Fold in nuts.
    4. Pour batter into pans. Bake for 35 min. or until done. Remove pans from oven and cool cakes 10 min. in pans. Turn cake layers out onto rack and cool completely.

    FOR FROSTING:
    Mix together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add chopped pecans.

    TO FINISH:
    Spreak frosting over top of cooled cake layer. Top w/ sliced bananas, if using. Add second layer of cake atop first layer; frost top and sides.

    Brief Description

    GOOD!

    Main Ingredient:

    Ripe bananas

    Category:  Cakes

    Cuisine:  American

    Source

    SA Express newspaper/Jennifer Barsalou

    Posted By:

    mamakjking

    Posted On:

    April 1, 2013

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