Banana Nut Cake

Kathleen Taylor

By
@MeanJean6613

Family favorite at house!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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