Sunday, December 19, 2010

Banana Nut Cake

2/3 cup shortening
4 large eggs
1 - 2/3 cup sugar
2 - 1/2 cup flour
1 - 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 - 1/4 cup mashed bananas
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Cream shortening, eggs,  and sugar.  Beat well.
Add flour, b. soda, b. powder, salt, and then buttermilk a little at a time.  Mix well.  Add bananas and then nuts.
Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes, until done.

ICING  for Banana Nut Cake

1 cup cold milk
2 TBSP cornstarch

Cook these two items on medium until thick, stirring constantly.  Cool.

Cream together:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla

 Add cooled custard a spoonful at a time while mixer is on high.  Beat until it looks like whipped cream for 20 minutes.