Easy Banana Cake Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Easy Banana Cake Recipe

Lovelight Banana Chiffon Cake

   Ingredients required
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup sour milk
1 cup ripe mashed bananas
1/3 cup salad oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Lovelight Banana Chiffon Cake Recipe

   Separate eggs and beat egg whites till stiff. Set aside. Sift together all the dry ingredients and add the 1/3 cup salad oil, 1 cup mashed bananas and 1/3 cup sour milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat one minute then add the other 1/3 cup of milk and 2 egg yolks. Beat one minute and then fold in gently beaten egg whites. Gently add nuts. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan or two eight inch cake pans and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Ice it with bananas or chocolate frosting.

Banana Devil's Food Cake

   Ingredients required
1/2 cups butter or shortening
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs unbeaten
1 medium sized banana
3 squares chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Banana Devil's Food Cake Recipe

   Cream shortening and sugar. Add one egg at a time beating well. Then add the banana which has been mashed. Melt chocolate and cool before adding vanilla. Stir in milk and flour which has been shifted with soda and salt, alternately. Bake in 2 greased 9 inch pans or one 9 x 12 inch pan for 30 minutes. 12 serve 12.

Surprise Banana Cupcakes

   Ingredients required
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
jam or jelly

Preheat oven 325 degrees

Instructions for Surprise Banana Cupcakes Recipe

   Cream butter, sugar; add egg and beat until well blended. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and soda. Combine banana, milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to cream mixture alternately with banana mixture and mix well. Drop by heaping tbsp into 12 greased muffin cups. Drop 1/2 teaspoon jam into each. Then another tablespoon full of batter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. Serve 12.

List of Cake Recipes

Apple Cake
Apple Blossom Cake
Apple Pound Cake - spiced
Applesauce Cake
Angel Food Cake
Banana Cupcakes
Banana Devil's Food Cake
Bishop's Cake
Black Chocolate Cake
Boiled Raisin Cake
Butter Crumshus Cake'
Carrot Cake
Casserole Cake
Cheese Cake
Chocolate Cake'
Chocolate Chip Cake
Coke Cola Cake
Cream Cake
Crumb Cake
Date Cream Filling
Glorified Gingerbread Cake
Italian Cream Cake
Karithopita Greek Walnut Cake
Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake
Lovelight Banana Chiffon Cake
Maple Sugar Gingerbread
Molasses Layer Cake
Orange Raisin Walnut Cake
Perfect Chocolate Cake
Pineapple Chip Cake
Pound Cake
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Crunch
Salad Dressing Chocolate Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Spice Layer Cake
Sunshine Cake
Tomato Soup Cake
Upside Down Cocoa Cake
Walnut Cake
White Fruit Cake
Yum Yum Cake

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup