The Distracted Cook has no idea where this recipe originated, but this is how it looks at our house:
This is one of those easy cakes that makes you wonder why you don't make it more often. Especially when you have a bunch of really gross bananas that you don't even want to pick up to toss out. They should look about like this:
I know, they are really pretty scary, but the more squishy they are the better the cake will be. This is a sweet, moist, delicately flavored banana cake. Not banana bread, but banana cake.
This is what you get straight out of the oven:
And after it cools in the baking dish and is turned out to finish cooling:
But best of all is when you get a piece on your very own plate!
Let us know how yours bakes up!
Christmas Cake #2 - Hawaiian Banana Cake
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
3 small very ripe bananas or 1 cup banana puree
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
Put shortening, bananas, and eggs into a blender and puree.
Add pureed mixture to dry ingredients and mix till moist (should resemble a muffin batter.)
Spoon into a buttered and lightly floured 9" square pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes.
Remove and let cool in pan 5 minutes.
Turn out of pan and cool completely.
- This is where you cut yourself a piece -- just to be sure it is as good as you think it is!
Wrap air tight.