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Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 485kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix together mashed banana, sour cream, and vanilla.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with banana mixture in 2 additions.
  • Divide batter between prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes, or until just firm on top.
  • Let cool a few minutes in pan and then remove from pan to cool completely.
  • 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.


Calories: 485kcal