Chocolate Banana Cake

3 cups flour           2 cups sugar        1/4 tsp soda
1 cup buttermilk      1/2 stick butter     1 tbsp Crisco

Blend flour and soda.  Melt butter and Crisco together.  Combine
ingredients.  Pour about 1/4 inch batter into 9" round cake pan.
Bake five layers.

1 lb powdered sugar        4 tbsp cocoa
1/4 stick butter           brewed coffee as needed

Melt butter.  Combine sugar, butter and cocoa.  Add liquid coffee
until medium thick.

5 cake layers       chocolate-coffee icing
5-8 bananas         store-bought chocolate icing (or your own)
pecans and marischino cherries for decoration

Build five-layer cake: cake layer/top with coffee icing/top THAT
with solid layer of sliced bananas. On fifth layer, ice entire
outside of cake with chocolate icing. Decorate top edge with
alternate pecans and marischino cherries.