Banana Walnut Cake

A baking recipe found in “To Win New Cooking Fame –
Just Add Waluts” published by Diamond Brand Walnuts in 1937

Banana Walnut Cake

1/3 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/3 cups sifted cake or pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup finely chopped walnut kernels
2/3 cup mashed banana pulp
3 tablespoons sour milk or buttermilk


Cream the shortening thoroughly; add the sugar gradually, creaming well. Add the beaten eggs, and beat well. Sift the flour with the salt, soda and baking powder; add the walnut kernels. Combine the mashed banana and the sour milk, and add alternately with the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan, 8″x8″x2″, and bake in a moderate oven (350° F.) for 45 minutes.