I tried this recipe as the first cake I made from scratch. I was expecting this cake to be so fantastic and beautiful, but it didn't turn out that way. I'm not sure i messed up the banana cake part, but the cake turned out very dry and hard. Also, when I made the layers of frosting then curd, the curd oozed out onto the plate making it so there was barely left on the inside of the cake layer. It is a possibility I could have done something wrong there as well, but I followed the directions and recipe very carefully. The frosting was absolutely amazing, however. I will definitely make this cake again leaving the curd and frosting the same, but using a banana bread recipe rather than the banana cake given here.