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Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup buttermilk
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar to garnish

Instructions

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Blend. Gradually add the buttermilk. Blend. Add the bananas, walnuts and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Place in greased bundt pan or angel food pan. Bake one hour at 375 degrees. Cool in pan 15 minutes before turning out on rack to finish cooling. After cake is cooled completely, sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

Mary Hines, East Moline



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