Thursday, 13 March 2008

Banana Cake

This is a very nice cake if you have the ingredients - it will use up milk that has gone sour and all those extra bananas from your tree! Ideal with a cup of tea or coffee and can be served iced or just dusted with icing sugar 2 1/2 cups  sugar 1  cup  shortening or butter or margerine 4  eggs 1  cup  sour cream (or soured milk will do) 2  teaspoons  baking powder 3  cups  all purpose flour 1  tablespoon  vanilla extract 6  very ripe bananas -- mashed (2 1/2 cups) Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour three 9-inch cake pans and set aside. Cream together the sugar and shortening or butter. It will be dry and crumbly. Add the eggs an beat well. Mix in the sour cream. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla and mix well. Divide evenly between the cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

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