Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Banana and Nutella are an awesome flavor combination in these Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting.  I should probably tell you how these banana cupcakes are perfectly moist with plenty of banana flavor and a not too dense texture. But Nutella Frosting is so good everything else pales in comparison!

Banana Cupackes with Nutella Frosting

 

I’m usually somewhat hesitant to make anything with Nutella because it tastes so insanely perfect right out of the jar.

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting   I’m usually somewhat hesitant to make anything with Nutella because it tastes so insanely perfect right out of the jar.

But if it is possible to improve upon perfection, Nutella Frosting does just that.

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

There’s still plenty of that amazing Nutella flavor, it’s just transformed into a fluffier and creamier and even more awesome texture when made into a buttercream.

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Nutella Frosting is deliciously addictive and the perfect compliment to a banana cupcake if you can refrain from eating it all straight from the bowl.

These Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting are sure to become a family favorite!

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cupackes with Nutella Frosting
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Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Banana and Nutella make such a great flavor combination in these moist Banana Cupcakes with a smooth and creamy Nutella frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 485 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
Nutella Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, almost room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half or heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix together mashed banana, sour cream, and vanilla.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk and mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with banana mixture in 2 additions.
  6. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes, or until just firm on top.
  7. Let cool a few minutes in pan and then remove from pan to cool completely.
  8. For frosting, beat butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and beat on low until smooth. Add nutella and beat on medium until fully mixed in. Beat in half-and-half and vanilla. Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag fitted with a large tip or with an offset spatula.

Recipe adapted from Epicurious

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15 thoughts on “Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

  1. I love that adorable banana garnish you added to these cupcakes. It makes me imagine taking a bite, right off of the top, of that delicious frosting and a fresh banana piece. Aaaand my mouth’s watering. Great job!

  2. Christin, I am with you in thinking that Nutella is just gold right out of the jar, best on a spoon or just spread straight-up onto something simple. However, you’ve convinced me here. The Nutella frosting and banana cupcake combination sounds amazing. I wish I could pick one up and smell it…is that crazy?

  3. Just when I think you can’t possible come up with another banana dessert…. you pull out another amazing one!! Bananas are seriously my favorite, so I love that you love them so much too. These look awesome, especially the frosting!!

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