Chocolate banana cake

  • Time cooking time: 50 to 60 minutes
  • Yield Serves: 10

Ingredients

    2 cups sugar
    1 cup shortening
    2 eggs, beaten
    3 bananas, mashed
    1/2 cup cocoa
    2 1/2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 cup boiling water

    Frosting:
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup butter
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In an electric mixer, cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and bananas.
    Mix well. Sift cocoa, flour, soda and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk while whisking.
    Mix in boiling water. Bake in a 13 by 9-inch ungreased pan 50 to 60 minutes.

    Cool and cover with frosting.

    Frosting:
    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until sauce comes to a boil.
    Remove from heat. Add vanilla, and frost cake while icing is hot.
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