The Knotty Pine Banana Cake

The Knotty Pine Banana Cake

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I have made this Banana cake recipe many times. It was one of the Jill Jacques originals and also was modified over the years!This cake is the more authentic one if you use just shortening  but using half shortening half unsalted butter is a more 70/80’s.All dry ingredients are done by weight and wet by fluid oz.Banana Cake Loaf ingredients are;Shortening 18 ozWhite sugar 36 oz

Real vanilla extract 1 tsp

Eggs 16.2 oz. [9medium]

Banana’s 32 oz

Fresh flour 51.3 oz.

Baking powder 1.2 oz

Baking soda 1 oz salt .06 oz

Buttermilk 3 cups.

Method; Cream shortening, banana, vanilla and white sugar well on speed # 3 for 10-15 minutes.

Add the eggs and continue to mix for another 6 minutes.

Sift flour, baking powder and soda slowly on speed #1

Add the buttermilk alternately in thirds till well mixed in.

Beat on # 2 speed for approx. 8 minutes or until well blended.

Scrape down the sides after each mixing period.

Bake in a seasoned loaf pan or a greased foil pan for approx. 40 minutes at 300 degrees.

Bake until the top is browned and a tooth pick comes out dry!

Add toasted walnuts optional.

Hope this is the one you are looking for, let me know if it tasted like the original!

Cheers!