Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mom's Nutmeg Cake

My younger sister Donna called me last night to get our Mom's nutmeg cake recipe.  YUM, I haven't made it in quite some time, but now I HAVE to, my mouth is watering for it and it's only 9:30 am!!!
This cake is too good not to share.  It is NOT a moist cake, but what you put on top makes up for it, and the cake also tastes yummy without anything on top at all, with a cup of coffee, tea or milk.
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 c. buttermilk**
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
**substitute for buttermilk:  add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar OR lemon juice to measuring cup.  Then add your milk to fill line.  Let stand 5 minutes before using.

1 boxes of vanilla or banana pudding ( We always used the kind you cook but you can certainly use instant).
Slice up 2 bananas and mix with pudding.  Just spoon as much as you like over each cut piece of cake.  I come from a family of 9 so we always made at least 2 packages of pudding and added more banana.