Thursday, January 1, 2009

Very Good Banana Cake

This not-too-sweet cake is a refreshing change for banana lovers!

2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1 2/3 . sugar
1 1/4 t. each baking powder and baking soda (5/8 t. at high altitude)
1 t. salt
2/3 c. buttermilk
2/3 c. shortening
1 1/4 c. very ripe bananas (~3)
2 large eggs
whipping cream

Sift dry ingredients together. Add buttermilk, shortening, and bananas and beat for 2 minutes.

Add eggs and beat another 2 minutes. Pour batter into two prepared cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. (375 degrees for high altitude)

Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

Top each layer with sweetened whipped cream and sliced bananas.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I just found out that Grandma did one of her "oh, I changed the recipe" tricks before she died!

She added a layer of ganache with each layer of whipping cream! Yum for sure, try it!