Thursday, May 20, 2010

Banana Cake
From Marci

2 large eggs, allowed to sit at room temp for 30 minutes
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup (3 large) mashed ripe bananas
3/4 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c shortening

Grease 9x13.  In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Add bananas, buttermilk, shortening, and vanilla.  Beat with mixer on low speed until combined.  Then add eggs, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pur into prepared pan.  Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes.  Cool cake layers in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan, cool thoroughly on rack.  Frost with frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8oz) pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 c butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
5 3/4 - 6 1/4 c powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in additional powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

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