Banana Nut Cake
(Easie Berry – Her Favorite)
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 ½ cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup Crisco*
1 ¼ cups overripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Can substitute 2/3 cup of butter or do 1/3 cup Crisco and 1/3 cup butter. Butter should be softened.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray two round cake pans or one 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
Mash bananas and set aside.
In large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add Crisco or butter and mix well. Add mashed bananas and mix well.
After mixing bananas into batter, add 1/3 cup of buttermilk and mix very well. Add remaining 1/3 cup of buttermilk and mix. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and mix. Fold in chopped pecans.
Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. (Original recipe just says to bake until done)