Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

 
There are some food pairings that are just meant to be together.  Peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, spaghetti and meatballs, and bananas and Nutella.  
 
On the other hand Nutella is good with quite a few things but I think it’s best with bananas.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy this tasty combination is in my Nutella and Banana Smoothie.  It is thick and creamy and the perfect ratio of banana and Nutella.  I know many of you that have tried it and loved it.  
 
I was delighted when I was assigned The Ginger Snap Girl for this month’s Secret Recipe Club.   I quickly found this recipe and knew it would be excellent to feature.  The Ginger Snap Girl is written by Gloria who shares amazing recipes such as Blueberry Donut Muffins and Pumpkin Ice Cream, perfect for fall just to name a few.  
The banana cake is moist and is great to make with ripe bananas you have on hand.  Topping this cake off with a creamy Nutella frosting makes this one amazing cake.  
This is definitely one cake you will want to give a try!

  Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutella Frosting
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and lightly flour a 9"x 13" cake pan knocking off any excess flour and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer in a large bowl cream butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time on low speed until combined. Stir in vanilla and bananas. Gradually add in flour mixture alternating with milk until both are combined. Do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake on center rack for 35-40 minutes until cake tester in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.
  5. Nutella Frosting
  6. Using an electric mixer beat butter and nutella until combined. Gradually add in confectioners sugar until of confectioners sugar is combined. Mixture will be crumbly. Add in 2 tablespoons of milk and beat on medium-high speed. Add in additional milk until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
  7. Spread frosting on cooled cake.

Adapted from Ginger Snap Girl originally adapted from Toasty Biscuit and All Cakes Considered

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Comments

  1. Oh, Jennifer, banana cake is one of my favorite cakes and Nutella is a favorite right out of the jar, so why NOT put the two together?! Great pick!
    Have a GREAT week!

  2. Chocolate + Bananas are a perfect pair. This cake looks incredible Jennifer!

  3. Simply beautiful! I love the combination of banana and Nutella!

  4. That looks really delicious!

  5. What a fantastic flavor combination! This cake looks amazing. Great SRC pick! :)

  6. I can’t help but imagine how insanely moist this cake is! Great combination.

  7. Mmmm….this looks fantastic!

  8. Mmm, can’t wait to have some cooler temps to bake again, I love banana cake! And nutella frosting would just push it over the top for sure.

  9. Nutella frosting? Bananas? Yes please! I’d love a slice right now :).

  10. oooooo girl…things just get better with Nutella, don’t they? Yes, please!

  11. this cake looks so light and fluffy and moist! i love the airy-ness of that nutella frosting!

  12. This looks beyond delish! I’m so in the mood for banana cake. :)

  13. Mmmmmmm – I love anything with banana, and anything with nutella. So to me, this is a total win-win! I just bought a brand new container of nutella too, and it’s begging to be used. I think I found a great purpose for it!

  14. Wow, I think I remember this recipe from Gloria’s blog! It does sound like the perfect combination and one I really need to try.

  15. So glad you picked this recipe! I completely agree that bananas and Nutella are a match made in heaven. My favorite way to enjoy them, other than this cake, is banana and nutella crepes! Yum. You are making me want to make this cake again! :)

  16. You have the perfect combination. Love this recipe! Great choice.

  17. Ive been on a massive banana bread anything fest lately from breads to cakes and your cake is stunning. Love the frosting. Pinned!

  18. I think I can taste it through the screen! I know chocolate and banana are a match made in heaven so I imagine nutella might just tip it over the edge. Yum!

  19. Brilliant combination! The frosting almost looks pink in the picture…I presume it was very light brown in natural light?

  20. Anonymous says:

    We all love the cake but the frosting Is way to sweet and you get so much of it enough for 2 cakes it almost takes away the flavor of the cake. I think you lose the flavor of the nutella as well

  21. I made this today, with one small change, I added chocolate chips to the batter. It’s going to work tomorrow, so we’ll see what they have to say! Thanks!

  22. When I asked my niece what flavor cake she wanted for her 5th birthday, she responded, “Ummmm, banana! With chocolate frosting!” I have no idea what gave her this idea as she has never had such a thing. I told her that I didn’t know how all her little friends at her party would respond to a banana cake, but that I would make one for her to have for her birthday cake. Pinterest is my go to for… everything, so this is the recipe I found. Can’t wait to make it tomorrow. I love the idea of Nutella frosting, but since she has requested plain chocolate frosting, that is what I will be going with. :) Thanks for a great, easy to follow recipe!

  23. I just made this and it is wonderful, so much lighter then banana bread. I made one little change tho, since i was out of vanilla I used 1/2 tsp of almond extract and I left off the frosting…amazing!

  24. I also made this as a birthday cake, and after baking, couldn’t help but think I should have used two 8-inch round cake pans instead. Has anyone tried this? I’m sure it would come out the same and the icing makes enough to ice the layer in between the two cakes.

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