Preparation / Directions:
Grease two 8-in round pans well and dust with flour. Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually beat in 1/3 c of sugar. Continue beating until very stiff and glossy. Sift remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, soda and salt into another bowl. Add oil, mased bananas, half of buttermilk and vanilla extract. Beat 1 minute at medium speed on mixer. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl constantly. Add remaining buttermilk and egg yolks. Beat 1 more minute. Fold in beaten egg whites. Fold nuts in gently. Pour into prepared pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool. Frost with whipped cream. Decorate with sliced bananas.