A Note to my Secret Pal
Well since I can not send you some Banana Cake, I can leave my recipe so that you can make it yourself! Not the same, I know - but I don't think that it would taste very good if I mailed it to you.....would probably break some import laws also since its organic material thats not pre-packaged and sealed! LOL
Kimberly's Banana Cake
(This was a recipe from my Great-Grandmother Eva Hale Bell Williams)
1/2 Cup Crisco      1.5 Cup of Sugar
2 Eggs                  3 Ripe Bananas (the browner the better)
1 tsp vanilla           2 Cup Flour
1 tsp baking soda  4 tbsp Sour Milk (add a little vinegar to non-sour milk)
Pre-heat oven to 350° and Grease and Flour a 9 x 13 pan
Cream Crisco and Sugar together. Add the eggs & bananas and mix well. Combine Flour & Soda together in a seperate bowl and alternate adding to the batter with the sour milk. Mix all of the ingredients together well.
Bake for 30-40 minutes
While good enough to eat without frosting, adding some Buttercream frosting makes it a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy!
My Buttercream Frosting - A box of powder sugar, a stick of margerine, a tsp of vanilla and add milk until you achieve the consistancy that you desire! Leftover frosting is great for Graham Crackers :)
Psst - I just pulled the cake out of the oven - the smell is wonderful!
Note: This cake does not rise that far - it is more of a dense moist cake! You did not do anything wrong! :)
Note # 2: Crisco is a dense solid vegetable shortening...along the lines of lard I guess, but a lot healthier - Crisco is billed as a healthier ingredient than butter or margarine! I can not find it in Europe, so I had a friend bring me some! I do not know what exactly to use as an alternative for those who can not find this - sorry! Anyone have any suggestions?