Banana Nut Cake

Banana Nut Cake
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas ( mashed)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Icing:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ stick margarine
  • ½ box powdered sugar
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. For the cake : Cream shortening and sugar and add eggs.
  2. Add mashed bananas and nuts, buttermilk and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, soda and salt gradually.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until done. Cake is done when a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. For the icing : Mash bananas and add all ingredients and ice cake.
Notes
I use a bundt pan to cook this cake. But I have used a 13x9 glass baking pan also. When using the 13x9 pan, the baking time is cut in half. This cake is kinda heavy, but it’s very good.

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dark Kayro syrup
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie crust.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven until browned and set.
Notes
Cook time varies on this pie. After 30 minutes, check the pie. If it jiggles in the middle, cook another 15 minutes. I always double this recipe for holiday baking. This is one of my Mom's recipes. She got it from her Mom.

Chocolate Sheath Cake

Chocolate Sheath Cake
Cakes
 
Ingredients
  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 stick margarine
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the Icing:
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans if desired.
Instructions
  1. Bring to boil water, oil and margarine.
  2. Put baking soda in buttermilk.
  3. Mix dry ingredients , pour in liquid, then eggs.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Bake in 350 degree oven in oblong baking pan.
  6. For the icing, melt margarine, add other ingredients.
  7. Mix well and top cake while the cake is warm.
Notes
This cake is really moist. The icing does get hard, kinda like fudge.