Banana Cake W/chocolate Fudge Icing

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Title: Banana Cake W/chocolate Fudge Icing
Yield: 1 9" cake
Categories: Desserts, Fruits, Chocolate


1/2 c Unsalted butter
3/4 c Granulated sugar
2 Eggs
1 ts Pure vanilla extract
3 Ripe bananas, mashed
2 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Baking soda
1/4 c Sour cream
4 oz Bittersweet or semisweet
2 tb Cocoa
1/3 c Milk
1/4 c Unsalted butter
1 1/2 c Icing sugar, sifted (more if
1 ts Pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350?F. Butter a 9 inch springform pan (or heart-shaped

Cream 1/2 cup butter until light. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar.

Add the eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Beat in 1 tsp.
vanilla and the mashed bananas.

Sift or mix together the dry ingredients and add to the batter alternately
with the sour cream. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan evenly and
bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the cake springs back when gently
pressed in the centre. Cool for 10 minutes and invert. Cool on a wire

For the icing, melt the chocolate, cocoa, milk and 1/4 cup butter in the
top of a double boiler. Cook until smooth and cool slightly.

Beat in the icing sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Place the bowl over a larger
bowl of ice and water and stir until the icing is spreadable.

Ice the cake and decorate as you wish. Yield: One 9 inch Cake. Typed in
MMFormat by Source: Cooking with Bonnie Stern.

Recipe by Cathy Luchetti's Hot Flash Cookbook
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Cindy Hartlin"
on May 29, 1998