Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wicked Wednesday - Banana Cake

Okay, if I'm going to eat cake it can't be good for you, but at least this one has fruit. That should count for something. For every major holiday that I have to bake, this is the one dessert that is always great to take to those gatherings. You don't have to wait for the fruit to be in season as bananas are always available.

½ c Shortening
1 1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Soda
1 cup Banana pulp (3 small or 2 large)
½ cup Buttermilk or Sour milk
Optional: ½ cup chopped nuts

Cream shortening and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Add milk and banana pulp alternately with the sifted dry ingredients. Beat well after each addition. Bake in 2 - 8 inch pans or 1 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake is golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

¼ lb Butter
1 lb Powdered sugar
1 Banana
Optional: ¼ cup nuts

Mix well and pour over cooled cake.

If you would rather use cream cheese frosting, which is yummy, here is that recipe.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 stick butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 box powdered sugar (1 lb.)
2 tsp. vanilla extract

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