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from "Rosie's Bakery All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No-Holds-Barred Baking Book" by Judy Rosenberg

Banana cake par excellence: a sheet cake that's perfect in flavor, delicate and moist in texture, and delicious.

Makes 12 to 18 servings

2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, at room temperature
3/4 cup mashed banana (about 2 very ripe bananas, skin should be brown)*
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup (lightly packed) light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature

*FreshDirect note: Please note that our bananas ship yellow to slightly green-yellow – you'll need a few days for ripening before you make this recipe.

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1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan lightly with butter or vegetable oil.
2. Sift both flours, the baking soda, and salt together into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a second small bowl, stir the buttermilk into the mashed banana and set aside.
4. Cream the butter, oil, both sugars, and vanilla in a medium-size mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.
5. Add the eggs one at a time to the butter mixture and mix on medium speed after each addition until blended, about 10 seconds. Scrape the bowl each time.
6. Add one-third of the dry ingredients with the mixer on low speed, and mix for 8 seconds. Scrape the bowl. Add half the banana mixture, mix 10 seconds, and scrape the bowl. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and the rest of the banana mixture and mix for 10 seconds. Scrape the bowl and stir the batter several times by hand to mix thoroughly.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake on the center oven rack until the top is golden, springs back to the touch, and a tester inserted in the center comes out dry, 30 to 35 minutes. Place the cake on a rack to cool completely.

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Product nutrition and information
 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Gold Medal All Purpose Enriched Bleached Pre-Sifted Flour - $2.49/ea
  Farmland Cultured Lowfat Buttermilk
This product is currently unavailable.
  Yellow Bananas - $0.88/lb
  Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $3.19/ea
 2ct, 4oz ea
  Alderfer Eggs Grade A Large Organic Eggs
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You May Already Have
  Gold Medal All Purpose Enriched Bleached Pre-Sifted Flour - $2.49/ea
  Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - $1.29/ea
  Morton Regular Salt - $1.19/ea
  Wesson Vegetable Oil - $3.99/ea
 24fl oz
  Domino Light Brown Sugar - $1.89/ea
  Domino Granulated White Sugar - $2.79/ea
  Spice Select Pure Vanilla Extract - $4.79/ea
 2fl oz
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