June 02, 2005

Banana Cake

My grandmother has several recipes writen out on 3x5 cards, scattered in her old recipe books. Here's one:

Banana Cake
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 bananas
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup nuts
1 cup thick, old sour buttermilk [hey, it's what she wrote out!] [possible substitution noted in extended entry]
2 tsp baking powder

Grease and flour a 13x9x2 inch pan. Beat butter or margarine until fluffy in a large bowl. Gradually add sugar; continue beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream [her words for the buttermilk?]. Add bananas and pecans; mix until blended. Turn into pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 40 min. Cool in pan 10 min. Frost with caramel frosting.

Fairly similar to this recipe, which suggests substituting 1 tsp vinager and plain milk for buttermilk, if necessary.

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Posted by Owlish at June 2, 2005 11:45 AM

Looks yummy. Am forwarding to my wife for her review and action.

Posted by: RP at June 10, 2005 12:35 PM

Good luck. Be warned, I haven't tried the recipe so I don't know for sure how it turns out.

Posted by: owlish at June 10, 2005 03:06 PM
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