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Banana Nut Cake

1/2 cup butter -- room temperature 
1 cup sugar 
2 eggs 
2 cups unsifted cake flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder -- heaping 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 cup milk 
1/4 teaspoon vanilla 
2 ripe bananas -- mashed 
1 cup chopped walnuts 
1 recipe butter frosting -- below 
Butter Frosting 
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
1 cup milk 
1 cup butter -- room temperature 
1 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer cream butter with sugar. Add eggs and cream well. In separate bowl combine flour, soda and baking powder. Alternately add milk and flour combination to sugar mixture. Fold in vanilla, bananas and walnuts. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan (not pyrex) and bake 30 to 35 minutes.
Butter Frosting

In saucepan whisk flour and milk together. Bring to a boil and cook stirring constantly until very thick. Cool. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add to cooled flour mixture and beat 20 minutes. Spread over cooled cake.
Cake serves 10 to 12.