Chocolate Banana Cake Aka Grandmothers' Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Banana Cake aka Grandmothers' Cake

Jamie Tate


I married into a family of great cooks and one being my husbands Grandmother. She was only about 4' tall, don't know how she reached the counters. This cake was her legand. I have never successfully made it like "Grandmother" and probably never will. Grandmother has passed and her cake has only appeared one time since. My husbands sister n law can master Grandmother's cake. I will keep trying. One day maybe I can come close to bringing back her legand.

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10-12 pending on the crowd.


1 Hr


45 Min


2 1/4 c
self rising flour
2/3 c
1 1/2 c
2 large
1/4 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
1 c
banana (two large)
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Crean shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the sugar mixture beating thoroughly after each is added. Add chocolate to the sugar/egg mixture and mix well. Stir in Vanilla. Add flour along with the bananas and buttermilk. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes for 2 8" round cake pans.
Creamy Mocha Frosting
1/2 cups margarine
1/3 cups cocoa
4 cups sifted XXX sugar
1/3 cups strong HOT coffee
dash of salt
Cream margarine, add 2 cups XXX sugar and salt. Blend cocoa and coffee together. Add to the margarine mixture. Beat Well. Add remainder of XXX sugar and beat until fluffy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes