How To Make Yummy Banana Cake

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Banana cakes are gaining popularity at a large number of bakeries as well as among householders, both locally and internationally. However, not all banana cakes are equal, so if you want to taste something different — the Jamaican way, here is the recipe:


 2½ cups sifted cake flour

1½ cups granulated sugar

1¼ teaspoons baking powder

1¼ teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup shortening

½ cup butter

¾ cup buttermilk

1¼ cups mashed ripe Jamaican bananas

2 eggs


 1Sift together the sifted cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add shortening, butter, buttermilk, and mashed banana; mix until moistened, then beat on low speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes.

3. Add eggs and beat 1 minute longer. Grease 2 9-inch round or square layer cake pans and line bottoms with waxed paper.

4. Grease waxed paper.

5. Divide batter, pour into the two pans; bake at 350° F for 25 to 30 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in pans; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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