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1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup buttermilk *see Note
3-4 ripe bananas, mashed (if small, use 4.)
3/4 cup walnuts, ground
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
5-6 bananas, cut if half in their length
1/4 cup butter, soft
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup coconut, flaked
1-1/2 tablespoons milk
Note: If you do not have buttermilk, use milk. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and wait for 5 minutes or more.
In the food processor put the first 5 ingredients. Work to fine crumbs. Transfer to a big mixing bowl. Add walnuts and mix.
In another bowl, beat lightly the eggs, add the buttermilk, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Mix and add to the dry ingredients. Mix again until well blended.
Spray PAM or butter a 9"x13" pan. Pour the mixture and arrange on top in rows the half bananas.
Bake in preheated 375°F hot oven for 20 minutes, or until cake just begins to pull from sides of pan. Take out of oven. Cover cake evenly with the topping.
Mix together all ingredients.
Continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes.
Serve warm or cold.
Posted by Rina Perry
Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A