Friday, September 10, 2010

Fun in a Recipe Box

When I was home at the end of the month, I asked my mom for a specific recipe.  Well, she pulled out my grandmother's metal recipe box...a box FULL of her recipes.  It contains some gems...and some things we questioned.  Yes...she had for CARROTS, in a section titled "Carrots"!  ??????  We asked my dad if they ate carrots a lot and he didn't seem to remember that.  Who knows!  Anyway, I pulled out several recipes that interested me, one of which was banana pound cake.
This was one of about 20 pound cake recipes.  Seems that was a popular thing back in the day.  :-)  The reason I wanted to try this cake was that it reminded me of the chocolate chip pound cake that my mom makes.
I made it a couple of weeks ago and took it to Sunday School and then the remainder to work.  It got many compliments, and though it's not the lightest thing you could have, it's definitely not too bad for a cake!  Unlike the traditional pound cake, which can be heavier in texture, this cake is nice and light.  Perfect for breakfast or "tea!"  So, have a try of my Granny's banana pound cake...which she got from the Ft. Worth Star Teligram!  :-)

4 Banana Pound Cake
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs, room temp
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup water
4 medium, ripe bananas, mashed
1 pkg. vanilla pudding (I used sugar free)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended.  Then beat for 4 minutes on medium speed.  Pour into greased 10 inch Bundt or tube pan.  Bake for 1 hour.  Cool for 10 minutes and then turn onto a plate to complete cooling.  Dust with powdered sugar or a light glaze.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

The JR said...

This sounds like a tasty one!