Banana-Date Cake

Title: Banana-Date Cake
Categories: Cakes
Yield: 16 Servings

2/3 c Nonfat milk
2 ts Vinegar
2 1/3 c Flour
1 2/3 c Sugar
1 1/4 ts Baking powder
1 1/4 ts Baking soda
1 ts Salt
2 Eggs
1 Egg white
1 1/4 c Mashed very ripe bananas
(about 3)
3/4 c Pureed Dates (replaces 3/4
Cup shortening)
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 c Chopped walnuts, optional
Powdered Sugar, optional

Mix nonfat milk and vinegar and let stand until thickened. Sift together
flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into mixing bowl. Stir to
blend. Lightly beat eggs and egg white. Add to flour mixture with bananas,
Pureed Dates, soured milk, vanilla and nuts. Stir just until blended. Pour
into 12-cup bundt pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 350
degrees F. 45 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done. Remove to wire rack
to cool. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Makes 16
servings. Note: In place of nonfat milk and vinegar, substitute 2/3 cup
buttermilk if desired. Banana-Date Cake- Pureed Dates -replaces 3/4 cup
shortening. Each serving, without walnuts or powdered sugar, contains

212 calories, 198 mg sodium, 27 mg cholesterol, 1 gram fat, 48 grams
carbohydrates, 4 grams protein, .33 gram fiber, 4% calories from fat.

Compare to Banana-Date Cake made with shortening, no dates:

Each serving, without walnuts, contains about:

257 calories, 197 mg sodium,27 mg cholesterol, 9 grams fat, 40 grams
carbohydrates, 4 grams protein, .09 gram fiber, 33% calories from fat.

Optional walnuts, per serving, contains about:

24 calories, .37 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 2.3 grams fat, .75 gram
carbohydrates, .5 gram protein, .17 gram fiber.