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Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
2 very ripe mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Black walnuts, optional
Frosting:
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese softened
4 tablespoons margarine, softened
1/2 pound powdered sugar

Instructions

Cream margarine and sugar. Add slightly beaten eggs, sour cream, vanilla and mashed bananas; blend well. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt and add to mix. Pour into greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Cool and frost. Sprinkle with black walnuts.

Frosting:

Blend all ingredients except the nuts. Spread on cooled cake.

Venita Sharp
Davenport




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