Nalbone Family Recipes

This recipe collection began as a way to back up my mother's recipe collection that she has collected in a black binder since the 1950's. Maggie and I are also adding recipes that we want to keep track of, so this will become our family go to location for storing and finding our recipes

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cakes, desserts

Banana Cake

Mom's Black Book

Servings: 24

Preparation Time: 0:15
Start to Finish Time: 1:00


  • 3 bananas -- mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bunt cake pan.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas and sugar on low speed until combined. With the mixer still on low, add the shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Test for doneness starting at 30 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely.

Yield: 1 Cake

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 209 Calories; 10g Fat (42.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 100mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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