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Fluffy Banana Cake

"This is another one of my mother's old recipes."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 418 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch layer cake)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch layer cake pans. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well. Blend in the buttermilk. Add sifted flour mixture alternately with mashed banana to the egg mixture while beating. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake cake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool on wire racks. Fill and frost the cake with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 418 calories; 24.4 g fat; 46.9 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; 86 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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wonderful flavor and texture. The title of this recipe speaks true. I replaced shortening with butter, and added 1 1/4 cup mashed banana that I had in the freezer. Made in a 9x13 pan and bake...

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This cake was NOT fluffy or cake like. This tastes exactly like dense banana bread. I followed the basic directions except subbed real butter for the shortening and cut back on the white sugar ...

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wonderful flavor and texture. The title of this recipe speaks true. I replaced shortening with butter, and added 1 1/4 cup mashed banana that I had in the freezer. Made in a 9x13 pan and bake...

This cake was NOT fluffy or cake like. This tastes exactly like dense banana bread. I followed the basic directions except subbed real butter for the shortening and cut back on the white sugar ...

This cake is SOO good. I can't even believe how much flavor 2 bananas gave it. It was too sweet so I will only use 3/4 cup of sugar next time. This cake is fluffy as it claims, and has a really...

This was wonderful! Light and fluffy, and full of flavor! Not sure what the problem was with the others that thought it was dense. I didn't change a thing, made it exactly the way the recipe sai...

This is a great cake - I couldn't be more pleased. BUT...I did't make it exactly to specifications. I used butter rather than shortening, tho' because I'm familiar with cakes made with both I ...

I made these as cupcakes for my daughter's monkey-themed birthday. I used 3 bananas (1 1/4 c mashed) and decreased sugar to 1 c as well as using unsalted butter in lieu of shortening (I always ...

I have made a few changes to this recipe when I made it. I did not have shortening so I added butter instead. I also used 1/2c of buttermilk.

The cake that emerges from this thick, viscous batter is surprisingly light and mouthwatering. My only change was to put the bananas into a food processor for a bit to smooth the batter out. I...

I guess I was expecting the cake to actually be fluffy. The flavor was good, but it turned out just about as dense as my traditional banana bread.