Banana Pecan Cake

Banana Pecan Cake

"This banana cake, topped with pecans and coconut, combines just the right amount of fruit and crunch."
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in bananas and vanilla. Sift flour; then sift together with baking powder, soda and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round cake pans. Sprinkle coconut on top of each cake. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until cakes test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove and cool completely. For filling, combine sugar, flour, cream and butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick. Add nuts, salt and vanilla; cool. Spread filling on one cake layer with coconut side up. Place second layer, coconut side up, on top. For frosting, beat egg white, shortening, butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Frost sides of cake only. If desired, cake can be made without frosting.

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This really was a good cake – delicious, moist, light and fluffy. Interesting filling, great frosting. Still, I have love/hate issues with this cake and won’t make it again. The 375 degree ...

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This is very frustrating. The directions below mention sprinkling coconut on the cake, however, there is NO mention of coconut up top in the ingredients list whatsoever. HOW MUCH? I am sure th...

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This really was a good cake – delicious, moist, light and fluffy. Interesting filling, great frosting. Still, I have love/hate issues with this cake and won’t make it again. The 375 degree ...

this was so moist, i am not a shortening user so i used margarine instead for cake and frosting and it turned out great. i also put my banana's in the food processor to make them smooth so the c...

This recipe is SOOO GOOD!!! I didn't have cream or buttermilk...I substituted whole milk for both. I also didn't have any cake flour, so I substituted 1 3/4 C. flour, 1/4 C. cornstarch and no co...

I have to say I was very pleased with this cake! Usually I have to change things up a bit, etc but in this case all I did was change up how much banana I used... instead of the 1 cup, I used 3 v...

This was awesome! Made it for Christmas and it was a hit. I think the only thing I would change is the filling amount because I didn't really have enough to do both layers the way I would have d...

Best banana cake ever. For filling, I used a mix of dulce de leche and sour cream. Covered it in chocolate and added colored sprinkles. Yum.

Pecan filling tastes amazing.

I made the cake as using margarine instead of shortening. The cake was great - light and moist.

This cake was very good. People loved it and always said how much they could taste the banana with every bite. They were impressed that it was made with Real bananas lol

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