This cake is unbelievably easy to make and is delicious with just a little bit of confectioner's sugar sprinkled over it. I did end up using some icing on mine, just because I had leftovers from another recipe. The icing was very good, too. Most of the ingredients in this cake are staples in most kitchens so this would make a great quick cake for unexpected company or a last minute get together.
Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsps. of baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
In a mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and bananas and combine.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream, stirring until just combined. Add walnuts and chocolate chips, if desired.
Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Dust with powdered sugar or top with your choice of icing.
“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”