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December 31, 2012 Road Trip: North Carolina

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KRISTI’S GRANDMOTHER’S: BOCCA’S BANANA-NUT CAKE

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 3 round pans, 8 x 1 ½ inches.  Beat all ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds.  Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes.  Pour into pans.

Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean 35 to 40 minutes; cool.  Frost with Butter-Cream frosting.

 

Butter Cream Frosting: (double recipe)

  • 1 small can pet milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar (extra fine)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon butter flavoring

 

Directions:

Pour warm milk into beated sugar and butter mixture and beat until smooth (5 minutes).  Add flavorings.

 

Crook’s Corner   
610 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
919-929-7643
www.crookscorner.com

The Carolina Inn 
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
800-962-8519
www.carolinainn.com

UNC Carolina Basketball Museum  
250 East Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC
www.unc.edu

UNC Visitor’s Center
www.unc.edu

Replacements
1089 Knox Road
McLeansville, NC 27301
800-737-5223
www.replacements.com

Sugarland
140 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-929-2100
www.sugarlandchapelhill.com

Yum Yum Better Ice Cream
1219 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
336-272-8284
www.facebook.com

Southern Season
University Mall
201 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
877-929-7133
www.southernseason.com

The Open Eye Café
101 South Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-968-9410
www.openeyecafe.com

Saxapahaw
1735 Saxapahaw – Bethlehem Church Road
Graham, NC 27253
www.rivermillvillage.com/shop
www.rivermillvillage.com/play