This is a very good cake that needs no icing. Moist, nice banana flavor, and easy to make!!

Banana’s “N” Cream Cake

1/3 cup shortening
1 ¼ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cups mashed ripe bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoons baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 –

Mix
shortening and sugar, add eggs and mix well. Blend in vanilla and
banana’s. Combine dry ingredients; alternately add with sour cream;
stirring just until combined. At this time you can gently stir in
walnuts if you want them. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.
Bake for 50 min. or until cake test done. Cool 10 min. before taking out
of pan.

Use confectioner’s sugar to dust
the top of cake. The best way is to pour sugar into a small sieve and
push through with a small spoon.

Let me say….this is the most wonderful pound cake!!!

I was trying to explain to my boys the difference between a pound cake and a coffee cake. The major difference is the Butter 3 cubes of it…Yikes, and that it is more of a dense texture.

The batter on this recipe will fill a normal size bundt pan, and when baked, mine tended to bake over the edge a little. I think some of the newer BUNDT pans may be a little larger. But it still works, I guess you could put it in an angel food cake pan too.

The secret to getting this wonderful crunchy top is to start with a cold oven. DO NOT Preheat the Oven for this recipe, start with a cold oven and bake at 300 for 2 hours.

By the way this recipe is not WW friendly…its 15 WW points for 1/16 of a piece. HAHA

Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon orange extract
1 heaping teaspoon orange peel, finely grated

Directions

1. Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.

2. Add the sugar, one cup at a time and blend well.

3. Add 2 eggs; then one cup flour and blend until mixed.

4. Add 2 more eggs; then another cup of flour and blend until mixed.

5. Add last 2 eggs and last cup flour and blend well.

6. Add salt, orange extract and orange peel and blend until well mixed.

7. Grease and flour a bundt pan and pour cake dough into bundt pan.

8. IN A COLD OVEN, place the cake pan and turn oven on to 300 degrees.

9. Cook for 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.