Banana Nut Cake

Kathleen Taylor

By
@MeanJean6613

Family favorite at house!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

2 1/3 c
flour (2 1/2 cups cake flour)
1 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 2/3 c
sugar
2/3 c
shortening
3
eggs
1 1/4 c
bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
2/3 c
buttermilk
2/3 c
finely chopped pecans (toasted)
frosting
3 oz
cream cheese (softened)
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter (softened)
1 to 2 Tbsp
half and half
3 c
confectioners' sugar (unsifted)
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Grease and flour a 13 x 9 cake pan. (or two 9”, or three 8” round layer pans)
3
In a small bowl - whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
4
In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time; beating between each addition.
5
Mash bananas.
6
Add flour, bananas, and buttermilk alternately to the shortening and sugar mixture. Starting with the buttermilk and ending with the flour. Fold in pecans.
7
Pour into prepared pan(s). Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 13X9 – 45-60 Minutes, layers 35-40 minutes; cool.
8
For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese, add confectioners sugar and beat slowly. Add half and half to desired consistency. Add vanilla.
9
Frost cake and sprinkle more toasted pecans over frosting if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy