Georgia's Banana Cake

Debbie Quimby

By
@quimster

A dear friend of our family, and my niece's mother-in-law, gave us this recipe. It's delicious.


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Ingredients

CAKE:

2/3 c
shortening
2 1/2 c
cake flour, sifted
1 2/3 c
sugar
1 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
1 1/4 c
bananas, mashed
2/3 c
buttermilk
2 large
eggs
2/3 c
pecans, chopped

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

1/3 c
butter, softened
1 pkg
(8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 box
powdered sugar (16 oz)
1 large
egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the cake: Do NOT use a mixer ... Stir shortening to soften; sift in dry ingredients. Add bananas and 1/2 of the buttermilk. Mix until flour is dampened.
2
Beat vigorously by hand for 2 minutes. Add remaining buttermilk and eggs; beat 2 minutes longer by hand. Fold in nuts.
3
Pour into 2 greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for app. 35 minutes.
4
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack before inverting onto cake plan and frosting.
5
For the frosting: Mixer allowed. Cream butter and cream cheese gradually with about 1/2 box of sugar; blend well.
6
Beat in egg yolk and vanilla; gradually blend in remaining sugar. Add enough milk to make frosting a good spreading consistency. Ice layers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts