Thursday, April 19, 2012

Banana Nutella Cake {best ever!}

As promised, here is the recipe for the Banana Nutella Cake I made for Micah’s birthday last month… It was delicious by the way…. one of my favorite cakes I’ve ever made.

What you need:
1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
3 bananas {very ripe and smashed – brown ones from the freezer work great!}
½ cup of Nutella

For the frosting:
1 {8oz.} package of cream cheese {I used the whipped kind}
1/2 cup butter {slightly softened, not melted; room temperature butter works well}
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TBSP milk {use more if needed to make frosting smooth}
3 TBSP Nutella {optional}

What you do:
Mix together cake mix, eggs, oil, buttermilk and bananas on medium until batter is mostly smooth {a few banana chunks are okay}

These uglies will become something beautiful!

Pour into two round cake pans if you want to do a layer cake. Grease well. I always use wax paper and grease the paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-32 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let layers cool partially in pan and then move to a rack. When cake is fully cooled, place one layer on a cake stand and cover the top in a nice thick layer of Nutella. Place second layer on top.

To make the frosting, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, milk and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if needed to make a smooth consistency. I did a plain cream cheese frosting, but you might try adding a few tablespoons of Nutella as you mix the frosting if you want to increase the Nutella flavor of the cake. The result will be light brown instead of a white.

Frost your cake and ENJOY!

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Jenny said...

This looks so good! I was seriously bummed when you talked about it before but kept me in suspense with the recipe. Nutella is one of my favorite foods. All I can say is that I will be making this, but I'm not sure 1/2 c. of Nutella will suffice...I'll probably eat that much at least out of the jar while baking it. I wonder how it would be if I skipped making the frosting all tougher and just covered the thing in Nutella?

Beth @ the city said...

oh wow! that looks divine :) thanks for sharing!

Carrie said...

Yum! I will have to try this! :)

Mrs. Jorgensen said...

Oh man this look yummy. I've been in the mood to make a cake and may have to try this one this weekend.

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♥Elizabeth♥ said...

This looks so yummy! great job with the cake! :)

AllyceR said...

Yes! Cannot wait to try this--most likely this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Megan McCurry said...

Saying hi from Casey's blog! This cake looks amazing!

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

That looks amazing!
I made a banana bread with Nutella in it once... it was so rich...and soooo good.

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness.. how seriously delicious. I just discovered your blog through Casey's blog and I'm a new follower. Love it!

Shauna said...

This looks so good, Im going to have to try it out!

... Shauna ...

eklatt said...

Looks delicious! Saying hi from Casey's giveaway!

Lauren Bird said...

That cake looks so yummy! What a great combo. I am a new follower to your blog and I am looking forward to following along with your blog in the future.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Yum, that looks AMAZING.

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Sunday Homepage Blog Hop!

Maria said...

What a beautiful cake! I love Nutella and bananas together, such a great combination! This sounds like a wonderful dessert!