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Ingredients

Cake:
2-2/3 cups flour
1/2/3 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups mashed bananas
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
Banana frosting:
1/2 cup mashed bananas
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup butter, softened
3-1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or one 13x9-inch pan. Beat together all cake ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high for three minutes. Pour into pans. Bake layers for 35 to 40 minutes or oblong pan 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. To make banana frosting, mix bananas and lemon juice. Cream butter with 1 cup sugar. Add banana mixture. Add enough of the remaining sugar to be of spreading consistency.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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