Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Banana Cake

Sift together
2 1/2 c. flour
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 t. baking soda
1 1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
Then add
1/3 c. shortening
1/3 c. butter
2/3 c. buttermilk
1 1/4 c. mashed ripe bananas(about 2 med)
Mix until moistened, then beat on low for 2 minutes
2 eggs
Beat 1 minute
Grease 2 9 inch square or round pans, then line bottom of pan with waxed paper. grease or spray waxed paper.
Divide batter into 2 pans; then bake at 350* oven for 25-30 minutes, until cake tests done. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes in pans then remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Frost with butternut banana frosting, top with toasted pecans or walnuts if desired

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