BANANA CAKE

Very easy and delicious old favorite. For maximum flavor and moistness, use very dark, overripe bananas. Makes one 9x9 inch cake.



1/2 cup shortening, softened 125 mL
1-1/4 cups white sugar 300 mL
2 Eggs, beaten 2
1 cup ripe banana, mashed 250 mL
5 tbsp Cold Milk 75 mL
1 tbsp Hot water 15 mL
1 tsp Baking soda 5 mL
1-1/2 cup All-purpose flour 375 mL
1 tsp Baking powder 5 mL
1/4 tsp Salt 1 mL

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
3-4 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature 90-120 g
1/4 cup Butter, soften 50 mL
1/2 tsp Vanilla 2 mL
1-1/2 cups Powdered sugar (icing sugar) 375 mL


Preheat oven 350F [180C].  Grease 9x9inch [22x22 cm] square baking pan

  • In bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, add  beaten eggs and banana; mix  well. Mix together the milk, hot water and baking soda. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, and add to the banana mixture alternately with the milk mixture. Beat well.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Combine cheese, butter and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup of powdered sugar, beating until light and easy to spread. Add additional powdered sugar for more body.

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