Banana Cake That Travels

  • Yield 16 servings

A walnut-banana cake with orange frosting, capped with strawberries

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"I found this recipe years ago in the newspaper. I have made it a lot for potlucks. People always ask me for the recipe. I hope your readers like it too."

Ingredients

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Frosting:
1/3 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour into greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when poked into cake’s center. Set aside to cool before icing.
  5. Combine all ingredients, mix until fluffy, and spread on cake.

Recipe by Catherine Gant, Prescott, Ariz.

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