Friday, April 1, 2011


Bananas are a staple in our house.  Well, that and peanut butter...  MMMM...bananas and peanut butter...
Sorry.  Homer moment.

This yummy banana cake was a hit in our house and I'm sure it will be in yours as well given you and your family like bananas.
not pictured:  vanilla frosting
What you'll need for the cake:

1 ½ cups sugar
1/22 cup shortening
1 cup very ripe, browning bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 ½ flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp milk
½ apple cider
1 container of vanilla frosting

1.)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix sugar, shortening, and bananas until well blended. 
In a separate small bowl, combine milk and apple cider.  Add eggs, flour, baking soda, and milk mixture to banana mixture.  Blend well.
2.)  Grease two 8 inch pie tins.  Pour mixture evenly into the tins. 
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for about 10 minutes.
3.)  Place one cake onto a cake platter. 
Frost over top of the single cake.  Then place second cake on top. 
Frost evenly around top and sides of cake.
I know I said in the last post, this one would be broccoli cassarole but silly me forgot to take pictures when I made it.  Oops!  Brain fart!  It's on the list of things to make soon.

I haven't decided yet what the next post will be but I can prmise it will be something delicious and basically effortless.


  1. The blog is very good!

  2. @Tony You're welcome.
    @De Thanks!
    @Nelson Thank you.

  3. New follower. When you get the chance please follow me back..

  4. I always have a couple of bananas left over so i will try your recipe soon...thanks!
    I'm a new follower, hope you will stop by:

  5. This looks really good! I love the way you write out the directions AND use pictures for the truly cooking challenged (like me). I'm a new follower from the Weekend blog hop.

  6. Ok, I had to follow the food blog too. I'm glad I didn't throw out my overly ripe bananas this morning after all. I demand, come May 1st, that you link up some of your recipes in my Concours d'Cusine.


    If you don't, I'll do it for you and feign ignorance.

  7. Congrats! You've made it to the voting round of the Concours d'Cusine!

    Good luck!

  8. I found you from Concours d'Cuisine! I am making this soon! Is it a dense cake or light?


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