Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Banana Walnut Cake

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Banana Walnut Cake
~adapted slightly from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook~
Makes one 9 x 9 cake

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cake or pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts

Set oven at 350 degrees.  Butter and flour a 9 x 9 pan.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, gradually beat in sugar.  Add eggs and beat thoroughly.  Add bananas and vanilla.  Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately.  Bake for approximately 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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