Chocolate Banana Cake aka Grandmothers' Cake

Chocolate Banana Cake Aka Grandmothers' Cake Recipe

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Jamie Tate

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
10-12 pending on the crowd.
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 c
    self rising flour
  • 2/3 c
    shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    banana (two large)
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk

How to Make Chocolate Banana Cake aka Grandmothers' Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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Course/Dish: Cakes




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