Thursday, January 30, 2020

Williamsburg Banana Buttermilk Cake (1850)

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 3/4 tspn salt
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-x-5-x-3 inch pan. 

Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, and add shortening, milk, mashed bananas, and buttermilk. Beat together for 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed.

Add eggs, and beat for 1 more minute. Stir in nuts.

Pour into prepared cake pan, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees, or until cake tests done when pressed lightly in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes before turning out on rack.

More "Lost" Banana Recipes
Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake (1973)
Charlie Brown's Banana - Peanut Butter Cookies (1969)

(Origin - "The Williamsburg Cookbook" by Letha Booth and the Staff of Colonial Williamsburg, published by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1971.)

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