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Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Kids and adults LOVE this moist cake and the topping seems to be everybody's favorite...
Make and share this Banana Cake with Crunchy Topping recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups sifted cake flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening (I use Golden Crisco)
- 1⁄2 cup sour milk (milk with 2 tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice works too)
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (I use 1 1/2 cups for a really moist cake)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup margarine or 1⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts (I use ground almonds)
- Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add in mashed bananas and sour milk.
- Mix by hand 300 strokes or in a mixer at low speed for 2 minutes.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Beat for 1 minute on low speed or by hand 150 strokes.
- Spread into an 8x10 inch pan or 9x9 inch pan that is greased only on the bottom Bake at 375 degrees for 35-42 minutes.
- While the cake is cooking prepare crunchy topping.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add coconut and nuts.
- Remove cake from oven and turn dial to broil.
- Spread crunchy topping (I usually make 1 and a half times the topping recipe) over hot cake and broil until sugar is bubbly and topping is browned (Approximatley 3 minutes).
Very easy to make and was absolutley delish ! Did not change a thing. Will definately make this again.
This cake was fantastic! I used 2 full cups of mashed banana in order to replace some of the butter and it worked beautifully. I also had forgotten to buy coconut and nuts for the topping, so I just left them out and added a little cinnamon. Once under the broiler, this formed a delicious hard shell that really made the cake. I'll be making this again very soon!
YUMMY! I cut this into individual pieces and froze it and it did beautifully.