Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Serves: 12-15 servings
For the Cake:
  • ⅔ cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2⅔ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves
  • 1½ cup mashed banana (about 2 or 3 bananas)
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Cake:
  1. Cream the shortening and vanilla with an electric mixer; beat in sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and beat well. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the creamed mixture, beating on low speed until just blended.
  3. Stir in the banana and blend well. Fill two greased cake pans half full. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes, or until the cakes are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
For the Frosting:
  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the powdered sugar. Let chill a bit in the fridge before using.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at