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Columbian Fresh Banana Cake with Sea Foam Frosting

1 pkg yellow cake mix (not pudding mix)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/3 cup finely chopped nuts

2 egg whites
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup Coca-Cola
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, baking soda and eggs.
Measure the Coca-Cola, stir briskly until the foaming stops; add
to the batter. Blend ingredients just until moistened, then beat
at high speed of an electric mixerfor 3 minutes, scraping the bowl
often. In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas with the lemon juice;add
to the batter. Add the chopped nuts to the batter and beat for 1
minute at medium speed. Turn the batter into a well greased, lightly
floured 9" X 13" X 2" baking disk.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 40 minutes or until the
cake tests done. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, remove cake from
pan and turn right side up on a rack to finish cooling.

In the top of a double boiler, combine egg whites, brown sugar,
cream of tartar, coca-cola, and salt. Beat for 1 minute at high
speed with an electric mixer. Place over boiling water (the water
should not touch the bottom of the top half of the double boiler).
Beat on high speed for about 7 minutes until the frosting forms
peaks when the mixer is raised. Remove from boiling water (for the
smoothest frosting, empty into a large bowl). Add the vanilla
extract and continue beating on high speed until thick enough to
spread, about 2 minutes. Spread on the sides and top of the cold
banana cake.


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