Banana Pound Cake
90 mins (prep 15, cooking 75)
10 ingredients
20 servings
One of the many recipes pulled from my Granny's good ol' country cookbooks! I've been making this since I got married (in 1995). I recently misplaced it (obviously found it now) and tried in vain to find the recipe elsewhere. I tried several different recipes and none came close to this one. Could be sentimentality, but I think it's the best one out there! I often substitute some unsweetened applesauce for some of the shortening and whole grain flour for all purpose, but for the best pound cake texture and, if it's for a treat - go all out and make it as written! If it lasts long enough, the flavor gets better with each day that passes. I have tried in the past to wrap it and let it sit for a few days, but with my houseful of hungry little beggars, that rarely happens. As soon as they smell it baking, they're waiting with hands outstretched....

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Serving Size (80.3 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 383.19 Calories from Fat 152.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.9g 519.86%
Saturated Fat 6.08g 607.63%
Trans Fat 1.75g %
Cholesterol 13.74mg 91.59%
Sodium 74.45mg 62.04%
Total Carbohydrate 56.96g 379.72%
Dietary Fiber 0.51 g 40.77%
Sugars 42.49 g %
Protein 2.5g 99.84%
Vitamin A 150.78IU% Vitamin C 0.08mg%
Calcium 35.82mg% Iron 0.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, large