brown sugar, firmly packed
1In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; beat in egg and egg white.
2Add buttermilk and bananas; mix well.
3Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
4Add vanilla and nuts; pour into two greased and floured 9" round baking pans.
5Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cake tests done; cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
6For filling, melt butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
7In a small bowl, combine flour and salt with a small amount of milk; stir until smooth.
8Add the remaining milk gradually.
9Add egg yolk and mix well; stir into saucepan.
10Cook and stir over medium heat until very thick, about 10 minutes; add vanilla and nuts, then cool.
11Spread between cake layers; dust with confectioner's sugar and chill.
12Store in the refrigerator.
Originally Posted: Sun, May 10, 2009