Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Granny Cake Recipe

Here's the recipe for my new favorite cake, Granny Cake.
Granny Cake from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook 12th edition:
oven: 325
prep: 20 min
bake: 70 min
cool: 2 hrs

3 C flour
2 C sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
0.5 tsp salt
0.5 tsp ground cloves
0.75 C butter, softened
2 C mashed ripe bananas (about 6)
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
+/- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
+/- powdered sugar

Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 sec. Add bananas, undrained pineapple, eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour mixture. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed 1 min. (Fold in pecans if desired.)
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake in a 325 oven for 70-75 min or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 min.
Remove cake from pan.
Cool thoroughly on wire rack.
If desired, sift powdered sugar over cooled cake just before serving.
It's so good! Enjoy.

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