Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This was my great-grandmother's specialty. I found it in one of her old cookbooks.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sour milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 mashed bananas
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- in large bowl, cream sugar, shortening and eggs until light and fluffy.
- stir in remaining ingredients as listed.
- pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan.
- bake 15 minuted at 400, then 20 minutes at 350.
- cake will remain moist.
- while cake is cooking, blend all ingredients for icing (except vanilla) in small saucepan.
- bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly.
- when mixture reaches full rolling boil, boil for one minute.
- let cool.
- add vanilla.
- beat and spread on warm cake.
This is an absolutely wonderful cake!I had to sample a piece, and as it was still pretty warm i was sure it wasnt at its best yet. But it was wonderful. Very moist very flavorful, just right. Very unique in that it uses a brown sugar frosting instead of the more common cream cheese type. Five stars for this. I love the heirloom recipes---:)--PeggyLynn
My dh was in flavor heaven. He really enjoyed the flavor and texture of this moist, dense, banana cake. The brown sugar icing was a nice touch, although it did make the cake extra sweet. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
We loved this cake! What a great cake and the caramel type frosting was out of this world. A nice change from the usual cream cheese fosting on most banana items. Glad I picked this one to try.