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Crunchy Top Banana Cake

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2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup golden flavour crisco
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup mashed bananas (3 or 4 bananas)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup golden flavour crisco
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
3 tbsp. cream (can milk)
1 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Add sugar, shortening, 1/4 cup buttermilk and banana.

Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Add eggs, vanilla and 1/4 cup buttermilk.

Beat at medium speed for 1 minute.

Spread batter evenly in a greased 13 x 9” pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.


While cake is baking prepare topping.

Melt shortening in a small saucepan.

Stir in remaining ingredients thoroughly.

Remove cake from oven and immediately spread topping evenly over hot cake.

Broil 6” below element for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

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This is not just your standard banana bread/cake. I love the topping and the cake.

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