Banana Cake Recipe

Banana Cake with Mock Whipped Cream

My mother-in-law, Marie Shea, made this delicious Banana Cake, mostly for birthdays.  In 1986, we were living in Albany, NY, and I had made this cake for my son, Daniel’s 2nd birthday.  My husband’s family was there, so my son’s birthday was something special because he had most of his family there, and a really good cake.

Banana Cake Recipe

Banana Cake

¾ cup Crisco

1 tsp. salt

¾ tsp. ginger

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

1 ½ cups sugar

3 eggs

3 cups flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

¾ cup sour milk

½ tsp. baking soda

1 ½ cups mashed bananas

Preheat oven 350F. Cream together first 5 ingredients.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each egg.

Put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in ¾ cup; then fill it with milk. Give it 5 minutes to curdle.  Then mix the flour and baking powder together; then mix the sour milk and baking together.  Alternately add the flour mixture and milk mixture with the bananas; mix all together.  Bake at 350F. for 25 – 30 minutes.


Mock Whip Cream

1 cup sugar

1 cup white Crisco

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and Crisco.  Then, in gravy shaker; shake the flour and milk, when smooth, heat mixture in pot until it becomes thick (barely warm) stir constantly.

Pour flour mixture into sugar mixture while whipping, then add vanilla.  Continue to whip for a long time; until it gets really fluffy like whipped cream.


(Recipe for the Banana Cake and Mock Whip Cream is from Marie Shea)

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