My favorite banana cake is moist and tender. The caramel frosting is sweet and the perfect compliment to the banana cake. Here is the recipe:
Banana Nut Cake
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (crisco)
3 large ripe bananas, crushed
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs, then crushed bananas. Mix well. Mix flour, soda, and salt together. Fold into banana mixture. Add nuts and vanilla. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool before frosting.
Melt 1/2 cup butter.
Add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add 1/4 cup milk and continue to cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil.
Remove from heat. Cool.
Add 1 3/4 -2 cups sifted confectioners sugar gradually until right consistency to spread.
Enjoy! and thanks Mom!