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Aunt Finnie's Banana Nut Spice Cake

Author Shelley Merchant

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk can add lemon juice to milk if you don't have buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts I use pecans but walnuts would also be good

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

  2. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and baking powder and mix together. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

  3. Add bananas and nuts to mixture and  pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Test with toothpick to be sure cake is done.

Icing: Bring melted butter, flour, salt, and milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar and remove from heat. Add powered sugar, vanillla, and nuts. Spread over cake.