Banana, Nutella & Cream Cheese Cake

Three cakes and a lot of photos!

I generally do not like bananas. There texture is just weird to me and it just taste that good to me. But banana bread, muffins or in this case a cake is a completely different story. I loved this banana cake. And it was very banana-y. I was trying to think of a good filling buttercream flavor that would pair well with the cream cheese outside and then Nutella! came to me. Well Nutella kinda pairs well with anything but with this cake and frosting I thought it was pretty lovely.

And three cakes! I had found small cake pans and have been wanting to use them so bad and a bunch of bananas that were turning brown was the perfect excuse. I used two batches of batter to make all these cakes, I'll go find the exact inches of the pans and let you know in a bit.

So what do you think of the glazed part?! I love making cakes now. It's so much fun to frost the cake, trying to find the most perfect decoration for it, and the mini cakes are just so much more appealing to me. I love a big cake and i love cupcakes but their is something about a personalized size cake that is so special, you can hold in in your hands and it just seems precious to me.

What kind of cake to make next? Who knows! I'm feeling something fruity or caramel-y or ..... I must looks through some cookbooks for inspiration.

Hope everyone is having a Happy Father's Day, hopefully you did something nice for your dad. As usual my fathers day dessert extravaganza with be a few days late.

UPDATE

The cake pan sizes I used were:

with no Nutella: 7 inch round

with one layer of Nutella: 3 inch round

with three layers of Nutella: 6 inch round

I made a double batch of batter and just divided it among the pans.

1 cup + 1 tbsp (242g) softened butter
1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar
1 rounded cup mashed banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
1 1/2 cups (187g) flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup (228g) butter, softened
1 cup (135g) Nutella
3 cups (375g) powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk

8 oz (225g) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup (114g) softened butter
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
2-3 cups (250-375g) powdered sugar

1 cup (125g) powdered sugar, sifted
Hot water

Cake
Oven 320
Butter and flour two 8 inch ckaepans.
Mix butter, sugar, banana, vanilla & 
eggs. Add buttermilk then sift in flour, 
soda & salt. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
Cool completely.

Nutella Buttercream
Put all ingredients into food processor 
& pulse until smooth.

Cream Cheese Buttercream
Put all ingredients into food processor 
& pulse until smooth.

Glaze
Whisk powdered sugar with hot water, 1 tbsp
at a time until just pourable.

Assemble Cake
Cut the two cake rounds, each into half, 
creating 4 layers. Use Nutella Buttercream
as filling, frost outside with Cream Cheese
Buttercream. Chill for 20 minutes then 
pour glaze over.

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