Saugatuck, Michigan


"Soon Hansel and Gretel came to a little cottage. When they got quite near, they saw that the little house was made of bread and roofed with cake. The windows were transparent sugar. There must not have been a very strict building code"
        --- Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 7: 1963-1964

Very Best Banana Cake

Maybe we should call this recipe "The Most Moist Banana Cake Ever", because that's what makes this cake special. It's super moist and super tasty. Great for a group, but don't be daunted by the number of servings. We guarantee the slices will disappear quickly, or tuck a few into the freezer for another lucky day.

Serves 12

• 1 cup raisins (soaked in water for 1 hour)
• 2½ cups flour
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1½ cups sugar
• 1 cup canola oil
• 1 stick butter, softened
• 4 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 4 mashed bananas
• 2/3 cup sour cream
• 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour well a 10" Bundt pan. Set aside.

2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

3. In a medium-large mixing bowl, using a hand held mixer, cream the butter, oils, and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla.

4. By hand, fold in the sour cream, bananas and nuts. Then add the dry ingredients to the batter. Drain the raisins and fold into the mixture.

5. Place the batter in the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick tests clean. Cool slightly, invert onto a plate and sprinkle with Confectioner's sugar.

What's the good of living if you don't try a few new things."
                                                               --- Charles M. Schulz


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