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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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