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“From the Old Mission San Juan Capistrano Cookbook”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake:
  2. Sift dry ingredients into large mixer bowl.
  3. Add shortening, buttermilk, and mashed bananas.
  4. Mix until all flour is dampened.
  5. Beat at low speed for 2 minutes.
  6. Add eggs.
  7. Beat 1 minute.
  8. Turn batter into 3 (8") or 2 (9") greased and floured layer cake pans.
  9. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger tip.
  10. For Frosting:
  11. Combine frosting ingredients in top of double boiler.
  12. Beat slightly to mix.
  13. Place over rapidly boiling water.
  14. Beat with rotary egg beater or electric mixer at high speed until frosting stands in peaks, about 7 minutes.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Add 1 t vanilla.
  17. Beat 1 to 2 minutes or until thick enough to spread.
  18. Spread frosting between cake layers.
  19. Put layers together.
  20. Frost cake.
  21. For swirls, melt chocolate and butter.
  22. Make swirls by spooning melted chocolate and butter into frosting swirls.
  23. Spoon melted chocolate into swirls.
  24. Top with banana slices.

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