Cupcakes, Cakes and Pies

Chocolate Banana Cream Cake

Taste of Home December/January 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

FILLING/FROSTING:

  • 1-1/2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks; mix well. Beat in the bananas, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and beat well.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • In a small bowl, beat frosting until light and fluffy. Place bananas in a small bowl; toss with lemon juice.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 3 tablespoons frosting. Stir pudding; spread half over the frosting. Top with half of the bananas and the remaining cake layer. Repeat frosting, filling and banana layers. Frost sides and decorate top edge of cake with remaining frosting. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 slice equals 490 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 459 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

 

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