This is one of my mom's favorite recipes tweaked by me- her cake,"Banana Cream Cake" I have posted also.. my family likes this version also. The sour cream and cocoa give this just a little more umph!Try it see what you think.
1Preheat oven to 350^. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan, or 2 8-inch round baking pans. Set aside.
2Cream shortening and sugars. Add unbeaten eggs one at a time. Add mashed bananas and sour cream. Beat well to combine. Add 1 cup of the flour, beat in.
3Place the cocoa powder , soda,and baking powder in the remaining cup of flour and mix together to blend;then add to the batter. Stir in the nuts.
Pour into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test with wooden toothpick for doneness. Frost if desired with chocolate frosting and nuts sprinkled on top.
For the layer cake; mix up instant banana pudding for middle and top..frost sides,sprinkle nuts on top.