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Banana Cake

The following recipe was transcribed ver batim from 

The Daily Picayune

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

January 11, 1913

One cup sugar, three tablespoons melted butter, one egg, one-half teaspoon orange extract, one-half pint milk, one and one-half cups flour, one and one-half teaspoons baking powder, few grains salt.

Beat the sugar, butter, extract, egg and salt together. Mix the baking powder with the flour, and add alternately with milk to the first mixture. Beat thoroughly. Bake in two layers and put together with banana filling. Ice with plain frosting.

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