Banana Cake

This is a delightful and moist cake.  Recipe comes from Sue A. Mertens Minick from Hazelwood, MO. She actually found this site on the internet! And yes, she is family 🙂

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Banana Cake

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Banana Cake

Your whole family is going to love this banana cake. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bananas, Cake, Cake Recipes
Servings: 12
Calories: 279kcal


  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten until fluffy
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs in, and mix well. Sift together the dry ingredients, and add this to the creamed shortening mixture. Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. 


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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