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Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Ingredients
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. butter or margarine
1 2/3 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. banana, 2 or 3
1 T. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Directions
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt onto wax paper. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, banana and vanilla, 2 minutes, at low speed; alternate flour with buttermilk beating after each addition. Fold in pecans. Spread butter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Then invert cakes on racks.

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Black Walnut Cake With Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Ingredients
1-1/2 c. plain flour
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. milk
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. finely chopped black walnuts

Cream Cheese Icing:
3 oz. cream cheese softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. finely chopped black walnuts
1 T. milk
2-1/2 c. confectioner's sugar

Directions
Put ingredients for cake in large mixing bowl in the following order: sugar, flour, baking powder, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla and nuts. Turn mixer on low and mix for 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl and turn mixer on medium high and mix 4 minutes. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour until cake tests done. While cake is baking blend together cream cheese, milk, and vanilla. Gradualy add sugar and beat until frosting is smooth and will spread easily. Stir in walnuts. Add more milk if icing is too thick.

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Brown Sugar Pecan Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients
1 lb. dark brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 c. butter, softened (3 sticks)
5 lg. eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans, lightly toasted

Directions
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs. Sift together flour and baking powder, and add to batter alternately with milk. Add vanilla and pecans, stirring gently. Do not overbeat. Bake in greased and floured tube pan (not bundt pan) for 90 minutes at 325 degrees. Can be eaten plain or spread with icing.

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Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients
1 supermoist Devils food cake mix
3 eggs
1-21 oz. can cherry pie filling
1/3 cup oil
1small pkg. chocolate instant pudding
2 cups milk

Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 pan. Beat eggs in large bowl, stir in cake mix, cherry pie filling and oil until blended. Spread in pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cake will be done when toothpick comes out clean. Cool. Spread prepared box of pudding on top of cake. Garnish with whipped cream, chopped nuts and maraschino cherries. Store cake in refrigerator.

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Chocolate Mayonaise Cake Recipe

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/2 cup water
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cocoa

Directions
Put everything in a mixing bowl at once and mix well. Pour into greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Best iced with peanut butter frosting.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Ingredients
3 c. all purpose flour
2 c. whole wheat flour
4 c. sugar
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. milk
3 c. cooked pumpkin or one 28-oz. can
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
3 tsp. baking soda
2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped walnuts

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil 3 large loaf pans. Combine flours, sugar, oil, milk, pumpkin, salt, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda in a large bowl. With a handmixer mix on slow speed until all ingredients are well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Divide butter among the pans and bake for 65-70 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from pan. Cooked, mashed butternut squash may be substituted for the pumpkin. These loaves freeze well.

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Cold Oven Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients
3 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1/2 c. Crisco
1/2 tsp. salt
6 eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each
3 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1c. milk
1 T. lemon extract

Directions
Beat butter and Crisco until creamy. Add sugar, salt, and mix thoroughly. Add eggs. one at a time. beating after each addition. Add 1/3 of flour, and mix thoroughly. Then add 1/2 of milk, mix well, and add another 1/3 of flour, and mix well, then add other 1/2 of milk and mix and then add last remaining flour, mixing well again. Add lemon extract, and finish mixing. Put into greased tube pan. Place in a cold oven, and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.










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