Friday, August 24, 2007

Rotten Bananas

Just a quick recipe in case any of you are looking for something to do with your brown bananas but don't want banana bread. This recipe has been in our family cookbook forever. Tell me if I'm wrong, mom, but I think it came from one of my great grandmas or something. (All of the best cakes in the book came from them!)

BANANA CAKE

3/4 C Margarine
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 C mashed bananas
1 t vanilla
1/2 C chopped nuts (optional)
3 unbeaten egg yolks
3 C flour
3 t baking powder
1 1/2 C milk
2 t vinegar
1 t baking soda
3 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Combine margarine, sugar, bananas, and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks. Beat well. Add dry ingredients, milk and vinegar. Fold in egg whites. Bake in greased dripper pan at 350 for appx 40 minutes.

I like to top it with a cream cheese frosting. YUMMY!

15 comments:

Shar-bear said...

Wow, I'm going to have to try that one when my monkey doesn't finish all of his bananas. I miss my walking partner.

Megan B said...

That looks DELISH!! Thanks!

Megan said...

I'm lokking forward to trying that! Yummy!

Devon said...

That does look yummy. Except, I only make banana bread if I substitute chocolate chips for the nuts...do you think it'd work with the cake? In fact, I think I just about add chocolate chips to every recipe I try....hmmmmmm

Jen Tornow said...

Yes, chocolate chips would probably work. Try it out and let me know!

The Johnson's said...

Thanks Jen for the comments on my blog! Funny that you remember my embarassing moment. Seriously though if I could be that weight again I would walk with my skirt up 24/7...j/k! I love ya and I hope you are feeling good!!

Michelle Y said...

Looks like a great recipe, thanks for sharing. I am seriously using your blog as my listening music while I'm online. Hope all is well.

KARIN said...

Ha, you must've seen my fruit flies from your desk... great tip- I've been trying to figure out a way to add favorite recipies to my blog- a slide show? hmmmm i'll make that my next goal to work on while neglecting laundry and children...

Annie said...

Mmmm banana bread. i haven't made it in a while. I tend to store my overripe bananas in the freezer until I'm ready to make it. Thanks for the recipe.

Natalie said...

Jen that recipe looks great! Anything banana is DANGEROUS for me! Good Idea on posing it:)Thanks

Anonymous said...

I think this is a recipe of Grandma White's that she got at some Relief Society thing - or in one of her ward cookbooks, or something like that. It is a great cake; it makes my mouth water to think about it. XOxo

Mindy said...

Love it! i can't wait to try it!! every recipe you have is fantastic!! You are Miss Chef boyardee!! I loved seeing you the other day even though it wasn't for very long. I don't know what you are talking about when you say that you don't think you look good. You look freakin' fantastic as always!!

Jules said...

Wow, that looks like a great recipe!

Jaci said...

I am in the middle of this delicious looking recipe and realize I don't have a dripper pan! Can I cook this in a regular 9x13 pan?

Jen Tornow said...

Yes, 9x13 is great! My mom has always called it a "dripper pan."