Monday, May 27, 2013

#2780 - Hot Milk Banana Cake

(by Shirley McNevich)

1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
Frosting: 1 egg white; 1 cup white sugar; 1/2 cup Crisco shortening; 1 stick softened Parkay margarine; 1 tsp. vanilla; 3/4 cup hot milk (not quite boiling)

In a mixer add 1/2 cup Crisco and 1 1/2 cups white sugar--beat. Add 2 eggs--beat. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt--beat. Add mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool completely. Frosting: in a mixer add 1 egg white--beat until stiff. Add 1 cup white sugar--beat. Add 1/2 cup Crisco, vanilla and Parkay--beat. Turn mixer to very low speed and slowly add hot milk--beat until mixed, then beat on high speed until smooth and spreadable. Frost the cake.

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