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Triple-Layered Banana Cake recipe

This sensational three-layer cake featurestop and bottom banana cake layers, topped with a luscious buttercreamfrosting and sliced bananas and a center chocolate cake layertopped with the frosting and sliced strawberries, and last…butnot least, frosted top and sides with the frosting and a garnishof crushed pineapple.

Recipe: Triple-Layered BananaCake

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon black walnut flavoring (or vanilla extract)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 small)
Buttercream Frosting:1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 (16-ounce) packages powdered sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 small bananas, sliced
8 strawberries, sliced
Garnish: drained crushed pineapple (optional)

  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electricmixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs,1 at a time, beating until blended. Stir in flavoring.
  • Combine flour, soda, and salt; graduallyadd to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginningand ending with flour mixture. Beat until blended. Remove 2 1/2cups batter.
  • Stir together 2 1/2 cups batter, cocoa,and vanilla; pour into 1 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepan.
  • Stir 1 cup banana into remaining batter;pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake layers at 350°F (175°C) for20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comesout clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove frompans, and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze 1 hour.
  • For Buttercream Frosting: Beat butterat medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; graduallyadd 2 cups powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended.Add milk and vanilla, beating until blended. Gradually add remainingpowdered sugar, beating until smooth. Makes5 cups frosting.
  • To Assemble: Spread 1 banana layer withButtercream Frosting; arrange banana slices on top. Top withchocolate layer, and spread with frosting; top with strawberries.Top with remaining banana layer; spread top and sides with frosting.Garnish with crushed pineapple, if desired.

    Makes 1 (3-layer) cake.

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