Category Archives: Dessert

banana spice Cake

This was one of my Nana’s favorite recipes using leftover bananas. Unfortunately there is no way to make this one ‘healthy’ so I won’t list the points. If you want to see her other recipe it is Chocolate Banana Cake – not sure I could pick a favorite!

Banana Spice Cake

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Banana Spice Cake
Yield: 12
Author: Tracee Gleichner
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 bananas =1 cup
  • 1 tsp. lemon
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sour (1 tsp. vinegar to regular milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nuts

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Add lemon juice, sour milk, and vanilla and beat well. Alternate between adding the bananas and dry ingredients until well blended. Grease and flour a 13×9″ pan. Add the banana mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  2. *Feel free to either dust the top with powdered sugar or frost with cream cheese frosting
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Chocolate Banana Cake

This was a cake that my Nana was known for (one of many things she was known for). I haven’t made it since she passed, but maybe it’s time to try…and maybe revamp it for a lighter version. 

Chocolate Banana Cake

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Chocolate Banana Cake
Yield: 12
Author: Tracee Gleichner
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 or 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour milk -1 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Cream shortening. Add sugar and cream well. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each. Add vanilla and cocoa and beat until blended. Alternate adding the dry ingredients, banana, and milk until well blended. Grease and flour a 13×9″ pan. Add mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done. This cake (along with the Banana Spice Cake) are delicious alone. But a good chocolate frosting on this is delicious. Or cream cheese. Whatever you prefer. Enjoy!
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