After posting this photo on my Facebook page, I had requests for the recipe so thought I'd share it here.
Yes, this cake is as good as it looks..
Here is the recipe:
Grandma Regentin's Banana Cake
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup mashed bananas
1 cup sour milk (buttermilk)
3 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream shortening and eggs together and mix in sugar. Add bananas and sour milk. Fold in dry ingredients. Bake cake at 350 for 35 minutes (or until light gold on top), uses a 9x12 cake pan.
The cream cheese frosting is not from the original recipe, but here is the recipe I did use for the cake (thanks to Better Homes & Gardens):
6 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 tsp vanilla
4 - 4 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually keep adding powdered sugar and beating until you have the desired consistency for spreading.
Store the frosted cake, covered, in the refrigerator. Yummy!