Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake With Caramel Frosting

Recipe by Barb G.
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F; grease and flour 2(9-inch) cake pans.
  • For the cake: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk,and vanilla; add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour into prepared pans, bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  • Cool in pans on a cooling rack, remove from pans and cool completely.
  • While cake is baking, prepare frosting.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan.
  • Add brown sugar and 1/3 cup cream; cook over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla; transfer to a large bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat in confectioners sugar a little at a time until smooth.
  • (If frosting is to thick, add 1 tablespoon heavy cream at a time until consistency is right).
  • Sandwich 2 layers of cake with frosting; frost outside of the cake.
  • Press chopped walnuts on sides of cake, if desired.
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