A very old banana nut cake recipe which has been handed down through my family.

Banana Nut Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

    2 Separate the eggs and set aside.

    3 Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk. Cream 1/2 cup of the butter or margarine with the white sugar. Add the egg yolks, and vanilla, beating well. Add flour alternately with the mashed bananas. Stir in the buttermilk mixture.

    4 Beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir the pecans into the cake batter then fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pans.

    5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cakes test done. Let cakes cool in pans than ice and top with pecan halves if desired.

    6 To Make Icing: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners’ sugar. Stir in the heavy cream until well blended. Spread icing on to cooled cake layers.


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