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Banana Nut Cake

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Ingredients You'll Need

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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