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Banana Cake

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Bake: 25 mins to 35 mins 350°F
  • Cool: 2 hrs

Banana Cake



  1. Grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch or 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set pan(s) aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add bananas, buttermilk or sour milk, shortening, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add eggs; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes for round pans or about 35 minutes for 13x9-inch pan or till a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool layer cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove layer cakes from pans. Cool thoroughly on racks. Or, place 13x9-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly. Frost with desired frosting. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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If you don't have buttermilk on hand, substitute sour milk in the same amount. For the 3/4 cup of sour milk needed, place 2-1/4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup total liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using it in a recipe.

Cream Cheese Frosting



  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, softened, and butter, softened, with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Beat in sifted powdered sugar and vanilla until combined. Makes about 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Banana Cake)

    Per serving:
  • 501 kcal cal.,
  • 24 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 8 g monounsatured fat),
  • 73 mg chol.,
  • 421 mg sodium,
  • 68 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 47 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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