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Delicious Banana Layer Cake

Yield one 2-layer cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Caramel Frosting

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

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  2. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in mashed bananas and pecans.

  3. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form: fold into batter.

  4. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans 10 minutes; remove layers from pans, and let cool completely.

  5. Spread Caramel Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

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