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Banana Layer Cake


Use with Banana Split Cake. Tastes like a banana Split!

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • (Add approx. 1 tsp (5 ml) to 2 tsp (10 ml) lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of milk to cause the milk to curdle )



Step 1

Grease and flour two 9×1 ½ – inch round baking pans; set aside.

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.

Combine bananas and buttermilk/sour milk.

Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to egg mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined.

Pour into prepared pans.

Bake in 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.

Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on racks. Frost with desired frosting.

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