Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
I had some bananas sitting on the counter that needed to be baked into something, so I decided to make a cake. I didn't have any cream cheese to make a regular frosting, so I used the broiled frosting recipe my om had given me. Very easy, good flavors together. Makes a nice rustic presentation if you do it in layers. I included the cooling time in the prep time.
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed banana (, about 3)
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons butter or 8 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Mix the dry ingredients for the cake in a large bowl.
- Add the banana, buttermilk and shortening, mix on medium with an electric mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, mix until well incorporated.
- Pour batter into 1 9x13" pan which has been greased and floured, or 2 8" pans that have been greased and floured.
- Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- Remove cakes from oven and cool.
- For 8" layers, cool 10 minutes in the pans, turn out onto racks and cool completely.
- Mix the brown sugar with the butter until combined.
- Add milk and mix until combine.
- Add pecans and coconut.
- For a 9x13 cake-------.
- Cover the cake with the frosting mixture and put under a broiler for 3-4 minutes.
- For the layer cake: Put the layers on a cookie sheet and spread each one with half of the frosting.
- Broil for 3-4 minutes.
- Let cool completely before assembling the cake.
- This makes a very good, rustic looking layer cake.
Very VERY good cake! I had some brown bananas and was tired of the same old bread. This was a great recipe! I used canola oil instead of shortening with no ill effects. Very tasty - the whole family loved it. Thanks for posting!! It's a keeper!