How to make Banana Cake

Banana Cake
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Try this delicious moist cake for a little something different when visiting for a holiday dinner.  Everyone is used to the typical chocolate or white cakes.  Add some flavor this year and surprise everyone with how well you know how to bake.

Banana Cake


½ pound butter
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup mashed ripe bananas
1 Teaspon baking powder
1 Teaspon baking soda
1 Teaspon vanilla
3 cups flour

Preheat Oven to 350°

Cream your butter and sugar together then add your bananas and mix until smooth add your eggs one at a time now add your sour cream, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and flour, mix on low speed for 1 minute and then on 2nd speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth.
Place your cake mix in a well greased and floured 10 inch x 3 inch tube pan and let bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 to 35 minutes, test cake by inserting a pick in the center and if it comes out clean then it is done.

Icing on the cake:


4 Tablespons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Add the flour to the cold milk and stir with a wire whisk and then cook it on the stove until it is thick, remove from stove without burning it and let it cool.

In a mixing bowl add ½ cup butter, ½ cup shortening, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 Teaspon vanilla, mix all for 1 minute then add the mixture that you cooked and whip for 2 or 3 minutes or until it is as fluffy as you desire using a paddle on your mixer and not the whip.

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