Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour a 9x13 pan.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix together & add:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
Beat for 3 minutes. Bake for 35 minutes.
Banana Cake Frosting (here's where it gets good)
Don't begin making this until the cake is completely cooled
- Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan. Add 1 cup brown sugar -- cook for 2 minutes
- Add 1/4 cup milk. Bring to full rolling boil. Take off heat.
- Add 2 - 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar & beat until smooth spreading consistency.
- Spread onto the cake right away (the frosting will set as it cools)
My favorite way to eat banana cake is to heat it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds -- just until the frosting gets a little soft.