Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Paula Deen's Banana Nut Delight Cake

Banana Cake (Recipe from the Paula Deen Cookbook)

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

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 (9 in.) cake pans or 1 (13x9) pan. Sift dry ingredients. Add shortening, buttermilk and banana. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat 1 minute more. Pour batter in prepared pans and bake for 25-30 min. If using a 13x9 pan, you may need a little longer. Check for doneness with fork or toothpick. Cool and frost with vanilla frosting (homemade buttercream tastes best!)
This is the best recipe for using up bananas that have become a little too ripe. It is super moist and delicious! You can make it in a 13x9 pan if you want it a bit more simple.