Stumbled across this site looking for a copy cat recipe for a Sara Lee Orange Cake that was in the freezer section of the grocery stores about a million years ago. There was also a banana cake that has also disappeared from the freezers. :sad: This seems to be a very good site. (Thanks Ron) Anywhoo, I am from East Tx, Tyler to be exact. My name is Cheryl and I am old (54) Glad to be here.
Welcome aboard Cheryl!
We’re glad you found us and you’ll get along just fine with us “oldsters” - or should we be known as “well-seasoned” cooks!
Think of it this way - we had all the goodies from years ago to enjoy and no one today has any of those great memories!
I don’t have Sara Lee’s recipe - but this one is close to it if you wouldl ike to try it:
Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 medium sized bananas)
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cream-Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
Use only bananas that are soft and sweet. This is a moist cake that keeps well for at least four days.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13 x 9 inch pan or 2 9" rounds.
Cream the shortening, then slowly add the sugar, and beat until the mixture is smooth. Beat in the egg yolks, then the mashed banana and buttermilk, and mix well. Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, add to the banana mixture, and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff but moist. Plop the beaten whites on top of the batter and begin folding them in. Continue folding until blended.
Spread evenly in the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan. Frost with Cream-Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons Butter (1/2 stick)
2 cups confectioner’s sugar (sifted, if lumpy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Combine the cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a food processor. Beat well or process until perfectly smooth and spreadable.
You will have enough to fill and frost an 8-inch two-layer cake.
I hope this helps.