Published April 2012
Adapted from Taste, Tails, & Tales with the High Priestess of the Bayou by Janice "Boo" Macomber
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two 9-inch round baking pans.
Sift together first 5 ingredients. Add shortening, 1/3 cup buttermilk, and mashed bananas. Beat well, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Add eggs and remaining buttermilk, and beat well. Fold in pecans. Pour into two 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees until a tester comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
Beat butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread icing on cooled cakes.