1Stir shortening to soften. Sift in dry ingredients. Add bananas and half the buttermilk. Mix until flour is dampened. Beat two minutes. Add remaining buttermilk and eggs. Beat two minutes. Fold in walnuts.
2Grease and flour 2 round cake pans. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes. Let cakes cool and frost.
¼ c. butter
1 ½ t. vanilla
3 t. flour
½ c. margarine
¾ c. milk
¾ c. sugar
Combine butter and flour. Add milk and cook until it thickens. Cool to room temperature by covering with wax paper. Mix vanilla, sugar, and margarine together; cream until fluffy. Add to milk mixture and beat for five minutes.