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Banana Nut Cake


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Ingredients

2/3 cup shortening
2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. mashed bananas
2/3 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
2/3 c. chopped walnuts


Stir shortening to soften.


Sift in dry ingredients.


Add bananas & half the buttermilk; mix until all flour is dampened.


Beat vigorously 2 min.


Add remaining buttermilk & the eggs; beat 2 min. longer.


Fold in nuts.


Bake in 2 paper- lined 9 x 1 1/2-in. round cake pans in moderate oven (350 deg.) 35 min., or till done.


Cool 10 min. in pans.


Remove & cool thoroughly.


Spread one layer with 1/3 of Cocoa Whipped Cream & top with 2 bananas, sliced.


Add second layer; frost top & sides with remainder.


Cocoa Whipped Cream: Combine 1/2 c. sugar, 1/3 c. cocoa & 1 1/2 c. heavy cream. Chill at least 1 hr. Beat until stiff.


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