Banana, Nutella & Cream Cheese Cake

Banana Cake With Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Three cakes and a lot of photos!

I generally do not like bananas. Their texture is just weird to me, and it just tastes 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 badly, 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.

Banana Cake

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 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 there is something about a personalized size cake that is so special, you can hold it 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 look through some cookbooks for inspiration.

Hope everyone has a Happy Father’s Day. Hopefully, you did something nice for your dad. As usual, my father’s day dessert extravaganza with being a few days late.

Banana Cake Recipe

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Making Banana Nutella Cake

 Oven 320

 Butter and flour two 8-inch cake pans. Mix butter, sugar, banana, vanilla & eggs. Add buttermilk, then sift in the flour, soda & salt. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutella Buttercream

Put all ingredients into a food processor & pulse until smooth.

Cream Cheese Buttercream

Put all ingredients into a 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 in 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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