Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Banana Cream Cake

Banana Cream Cake: The Charm of Home
I made this Banana Cream Cake this week from a vintage church cookbook and it really turned out nice.  The family appreciated it so much it was completely gone in 24 hours.
It looks the best right after it is assembled but, it does keep well in the refrigerator until consumed.  It won't last that long ;).

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided (see below, Garnish)
pudding layer:
1 3-ounce box Jell-o cook & serve Banana Cream Pudding & Pie Filling
whip cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
garnish with:
1 medium banana sliced 
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   Grease and flour 2, 8-inch layer pans.  Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in stand mixer bowl.  Add shortening, milk, and vanilla and beat two minutes at medium speed.  Scrape sides and bottom of bowl as needed.  Add eggs and beat 2 minutes more.  Add spices and just mix in.  Take bowl off mixer stand and fold in the nuts.  Pour half of the batter in one layer cake pan and the other half of the batter in the other can pan.   Bake 30-35 minutes.  Cool.  Mix Banana Cream Pie Filling as per directions and cool in fridge.  Take a hand held mixer and whip the heavy whipping cream till almost forms stiff peaks. Whip in the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the vanilla.  Continue to whip till forms stiff peaks.  
Slice a medium banana and splash with the teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent browning of the fruit.

Place bottom layer of cake on desired plate.  Spread 1/2 of the Banana Cream Pie Filling on top of this layer.  Lay the other cake layer on top of that.  Spread the other half of the Banana Cream Pudding Pie Filling on top of that.  Take a pastry bag tip and pipe on the pudding some whip cream in the desired design you want.  Place slices of bananas on that and sprinkle with the 1/4 cup of walnuts and serve.  Place all leftovers in the refrigerator to keep.


I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations
Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow
Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen  
Sunday's Down Under at Natasha in Oz   
Home Matters linky Party at life With Lorelai 


Annesphamily said...

Oh my this looks so yummy! I had a banana and chocolate granola bar. Love that combination but this recipe is amazing. Thank you for the share with the great photo too. Have a great week!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

That is one beautiful cake! Looks delicious! Pinning this!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

looks so good, especially when we've been low carb all month!

Brenda Pruitt said...

That looks super delicious!

Martha's Favorites said...

Love the how everything looks so good. Your Chintz is stunning. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

sweetbriardreams said...

This looks like another one I will have to try. Thank goodness it's nearly autumn as my waistline is going to have to be hidden under jumpers soon :-) xx

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm not a fan of bananas but I think I COULD eat them THIS way!

quakerhillfarm said...

The cake looks sooo yummy! Pinning this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Love vintage cookbooks or for that matter anything vintage! Have a great rest of the week. Lynn

Mary said...

Beautiful and delicious Sherry!

Linda Jennings said...

Oh my! What a beautiful and delicious looking cake!

CD Loken said...

Thank you so much for featuring my Blueberry Streusel Cake, Sherry! Your banana cake looks amazing!


Love this cake...thanks for sharing the recipe with us.
I'm pinning.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lou Lou Girls said...

I’m just stopping by to let you know that your banana cake will be featured at our party tonight at 7 pm. Woo Hoo! I hope to see you there because we love to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, this looks absolutely divine Sherry! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.