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Ingredients

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups Wesson oil
3 large eggs, beaten
3 to 4 chopped bananas
1 small can crushed pineapple, reserve juice
1 cup chopped nuts
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Instructions

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Add oil and stir. Add eggs, bananas, pineapple, and nuts. Grease and flour three cake pans. Divide batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then cool on wire rack. When completely cool, frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped nuts over. For cream cheese frosting: Beat frosting ingredients together until smooth. Frost three layers, tops and sides.

Margaret Wadsworth
Rock Island



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