1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.
Combine sugar, butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs one at a time, until well mixed. Stir in 1 cup mashed bananas and sour cream. Gently stir in flour and baking soda.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
Place whipping cream into bowl; beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form. Continue beating, gradually adding powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, until stiff peaks form. Add melted chocolate. Continue beating until well mixed. (Do not overbeat.)
Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate; spread with
of chocolate cream. Slice 1
banana; lay banana slices on top of chocolate cream. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top of cake with remaining chocolate cream. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Slice remaining banana just before serving. Arrange banana slices around outside edge of cake. Sprinkle pecans in center of cake. Store refrigerated.
This cake can also be baked in two (8-inch) round cake pans. Bake 25-30 minutes.