10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) plus 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
13/4 cups sugar
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 6 medium bananas)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Pastry Cream, recipe follows
4 cups cake flour
Chocolate Ganache, recipe follows
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise in half and seeds scraped out, seeds and bean reserved
3 large egg yolks
3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 pounds semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (about 3 1/4 cups)
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