Monday, September 17, 2007

Banana Nut Cake

When I have bananas that are a little too ripe, I almost always make this cake to take to work and share. It's a yummy cake and a nice change from traditional banana bread.

3 cups sugar
1 cup shortening, butter, or oil (I use butter)
2 t vanilla
4 whole eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
2 t soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 c buttermilk
6 small bananas
1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time. Sift flour, soda, and salt together and alternately with milk. Mash bananas and add; then add nuts. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Let stand 20 minutes. Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.

TIP OF THE DAY: When making a cake (especially a bundt cake) use Baker's Joy cooking spray. It is hands down the BEST cooking spray EVER. It greases and flours your pan and your cake will pop out PERFECTLY ever single time. It's a bit pricier than normal cooking spray but so worth it because you will never have to grease and flour a pan again!!

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Spicy Potato Chip Chicken