November 30, 2008
You can see we are Modern Cowboys! This was the first year everyone rode 'wheelers' (ATVs). No horses!
Above, John on the right, seems to be having an interesting conversation with our neighbor. We make these days of 'work' into days of 'fun' when our friends and neighbors come help.
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. salt
Cream until fluffy:
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
Add, one at a time, beating after each:
- 2 eggs
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Add dry ingredients alternately with:
- 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
Beat well after each addition.
Turn into greased 9-inch layers or large cake pan.
Bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes.
This is from an old cookbook, and it did not mention frosting. We found we like it equally as well frosted or unfrosted.