It's so hot in Kentucky right now I have been trying to not cook or bake anything that require turning the oven on for very long, but today I had to make an exception and bake this cake. It just sounded so good and I was having a real need for something chocolate. I also had some bananas that needed using. This is one of the most moist cakes I have ever made and the glaze really makes it something else. Here is what you will need:
A butter cake mix, eggs, oil, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, mini chocolate chips, bananas, butter, brown sugar, vanilla flavoring, and milk.
Mix the cake mix and the pudding mix. I used chocolate pudding because I wanted more of a chocolate cake, but if you want more of a banana flavor use a banana pudding mix. Next add in the eggs, oil, water, and sour cream. Mix until well blended. Mash two bananas and then mix them in until they are well incorporated.
Pour the batter in the pan and be sure to shake it back and forth to level it out in the pan. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes.
Take the cake out of the oven and let it sit in the pan for about 30 minutes to cool, then turn it out onto a plate that is about an inch bigger than the cake all the way around. The glaze tends to run over the edges and the plate needs to have room to catch any that runs down the sides.
While the cake cools, melt the butter in a skillet and add the brown sugar, half and half and vanilla flavoring. Bring to a boil whisking constantly and cook for about 3 minutes. Turn it off and let it sit and thicken slightly. Once it has thickened spoon over the cake. This is what makes the cake ooey gooey. You can serve the cake without this glaze, but seriously why would you want to? It's what makes the cake really something special.
Spoon the glaze over the cake. This cake is really delicious sliced and served while it's still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it will be just as moist the next day.
1 yellow or butter cake mix
1/2 cup water
1 8oz. sour cream
1/2 cup oil
1 small box instant chocolate pudding (can use banana)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 stick butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/4 cup half and half
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring