We quartered the recipe and got 3 delicious jumbo muffins. We used shortening vs. lard as we do for most dessert items. We dusted the tops with confectioners' sugar and devoured them. This cake is pure heaven. Next time, we're making a whole cake. Thanks again Sam, for another keeper. You rock!
I really thought that with only 1/3c banana (one banana for me) that this cake would be lacking in banana flavor. I was so wrong! There is a distinct banana and a distinct chocolate flavor here and they meld nicely. The cake a slightly dense, but not too much so. I made a banana frosting to go one it and think it would have been better with cream cheese.