Banana Sheet Cake

"This beats boring old banana bread any day! Frosting is optional, but if you have the time...what a treat!"
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  • Cream together shortening and the sugars.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in bananas and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into a vegetable oil-sprayed 13x9" pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool before frosting.
  • TO PREPARE FROSTING: Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool a bit.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar till frosting reaches spreading consistency.

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  1. Franci
    One of the best banana cakes I've ever eaten! Made exactly as directed but in a 13 x 18 sheet pan resulting in a thinner cake. The best part of this recipe is the frosting, a quick and easy caramel frosting. I will be making this cake again and definitely using the frosting recipe on other cakes.
  2. sixwalls
    I used very ripe bananas,not sure if it made a diff,but I used a stoneware(unglazed)13x9 pan.Instead of buttermilk,sour cream and didn't put in the nuts.It was fabulous!!! definately use it again! thx much!!
  3. ourruffie
    I made this for a birthday party and no one liked it not even the little kids. I'm going to stick to banan bread...lots more flavor and not as dry


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