Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Coffee Frosting

  Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting: 2 cups sifted flour ½ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ¼ cup milk (room temp) 1 cup mashed banana ½ cup shortening or margarine 1 ½ cups sugar 2 beaten eggs 1 tsp vanilla Peanut Butter Coffee Frosting: ½ box powdered sugar (approx …

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