Banana Nut Cake with Double Cream Frosting

Banana Nut Cake with Double Cream Frosting
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  1. CAKE
  2. 1 package Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Classic Yellow Premium Cake Mix
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  6. 1 cup water
  7. 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  11. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  12. 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  13. 1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  14. OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  15. 2 cups powdered sugar
  16. 1/2 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with flour no-stick cooking spray.
  2. COMBINE cake mix with remaining cake ingredients in bowl of electric mixer; blend on low speed 1 minute; scrape sides of the bowl. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes, scraping sides down as needed. Divide between prepared pans.
  3. BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  5. WHIP cream until peaks form; set aside. Place cream cheese and shortening in bowl of electric mixer; blend on low speed until combined.
  6. ADD powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time; blend on low speed until well incorporated, about 1 minute. Add banana extract, if desired; blend on medium speed until fluffy, about 1 minute more. Gently fold in whipped cream. Use immediately to frost cake.
  7. PLACE 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread with frosting. Top with second layer, top side up. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting.