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Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake With Caramel Frosting Recipe by Paula Deen

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0 MIN Prep + Cook
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0 MIN Prep + Cook
Servings
$ /Serving

Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake With Caramel Frosting Recipe by Paula Deen

Easy Level
0 MIN Prep + Cook
Servings
$ /Serving

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1/2 1 stick cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more as necessary
  • 1 16-ounce box confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups finely chopped black walnuts, optional for garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

For the cake: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mix until just combined. Stir in black walnuts.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool in pans on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Melt butter in saucepan. Add brown sugar and cream. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Transfer to a large bowl.

Using a handheld electric mixer, beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. If frosting is too thick, add 1 tablespoon heavy cream at a time until consistency is right. Sandwich 2 layers of cake with icing. Ice the outside of the cake. Surround sides of cake with crushed black walnuts.

*Cook's note: DO NOT substitute English walnuts for black walnuts.

Yield: 12 servings

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy

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Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

For the cake: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mix until just combined. Stir in black walnuts.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool in pans on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Melt butter in saucepan. Add brown sugar and cream. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Transfer to a large bowl.

Using a handheld electric mixer, beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. If frosting is too thick, add 1 tablespoon heavy cream at a time until consistency is right. Sandwich 2 layers of cake with icing. Ice the outside of the cake. Surround sides of cake with crushed black walnuts.

*Cook's note: DO NOT substitute English walnuts for black walnuts.

Yield: 12 servings

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ease of preparation: Easy

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