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Banana Nutella Swirl Cake with Nutella Frosting

The brown bananas on the counter got me again. They always sneak up on me! I made a loaf of Buttermilk Banana Bread, but still had three bananas on the counter staring me down. They were begging to be used. I decided to make a Banana Nutella Swirl Cake with Nutella Frosting. Bananas and Nutella are a match made in heaven and this cake certainly is heavenly!

The banana cake is as easy as they come. You probably have all of the ingredients on hand. The bananas and Greek yogurt make the cake super duper moist. I swirled Nutella into the cake. Oh, yes I did! Best decision ever! And I didn’t stop there, when the cake was cooled I topped it with a creamy Nutella frosting. I also added sprinkles because they are just fun! I think we all need more sprinkles in our lives.

If you are a banana and Nutella fan-I really hope you are, make this Banana Nutella Swirl Cake with Nutella Frosting. I am sure it will become a favorite cake recipe. It is easy and is great for birthdays, potlucks, or every day dessert. Yes, we need dessert every day!

And if you are ready for fall flavors, you have to try our Pumpkin Nutella Snack Cake. It’s kind of awesome too:)

Banana Nutella Swirl Cake with Nutella Frosting

Yield: Serves 16

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Banana cake with a Nutella swirl and Nutella Buttercream frosting. This cake is easy to make and a great way to use up brown bananas.


For the cake:

2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (to equal 1 cup)
1/2 cup Nutella

For the Nutella Frosting:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup Nutella
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon hazelnut extract, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the yogurt and vanilla extract. Mix in the mashed bananas.

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until flour disappears. Spread cake batter evenly into the prepared pan. Swirl the Nutella into the cake using a knife of toothpick.

5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.

6. While the cake is cooling, make the Nutella frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and Nutella on high until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time. Beat on high until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add the milk and hazelnut extract, if using. Beat until frosting is smooth and desired consistency. If you need to add more milk, add a little bit at a time.

7. Frost the cake with Nutella frosting. Cut into squares and serve. I added sprinkles for fun!

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59 Responses to “Banana Nutella Swirl Cake with Nutella Frosting”

  1. Kathryn — September 17, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    Ooh this is making me very very hungry Maria!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 17, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Ive been on a massive banana cake, banana bread, banana anything kick lately and this looks delish, Maria. Love the Nutella swirls!

  3. Emily @ Life on Food — September 17, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    Nutella! And because it has bananas it can be breakfast too. Perfect combination if I do say so myself.

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 17, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    I love banana cake and I love Nutella. This looks delicious!

  5. Dam, now this is my kind of banana bread!! Yummy!!!

  6. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 17, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    I’ll take an extra-large slice or two.

  7. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more — September 17, 2012 @ 8:15 am


  8. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 17, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    banana and nutella? yes please!

  9. Lindsey @ Family Food Finds — September 17, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    This looks delicious! We always have bananas and Nutella in the house, so I think this will be a must-bake! :)

  10. Tracey — September 17, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Oh yum, Maria – love the combo of bananas and Nutella!

  11. DessertForTwo — September 17, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    So delicious! Thanks for sharing another great way to use up browning bananas-I’m overwhelmed with them!

  12. shelly (cookies and cups) — September 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Oh, that frosting alone looks amazing!! My family would love this one :)

  13. Cookbook Queen — September 17, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    I’d love some of this for breakfast!! Such a yummy flavor combo :)

  14. Karin Gravallese — September 17, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    This cake is fantastic without the frosting! Very moist……YUM!

  15. Liz — September 17, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    You had me at nutella!!! :-)

  16. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 17, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Love banana and Nutella combo! Scrumptiousness!

  17. Glory/ Glorious Treats — September 17, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Oh boy, this looks good!! Love the flavor combo!

  18. Lisa | With Style and Grace — September 17, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    I’d like to eat this for breakfast!

  19. Lisa — September 17, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I’m SO making this today! I have bananas that I need to use up:) Perfect! And we’re going over to the in-laws for a birthday party this evening. I’m excited about the moistness of the cake…

  20. Nellie — September 17, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    I am so thrilled you shared this recipe – I was just thinking this morning that I had to find a fun and yummy dessert recipe for my ripe bananas ~ Thank YOU!!!!

  21. kim@hungryhealthygirl — September 17, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    This looks dangerously delicious!! Nutella & banana….what a perfect flavor combo!!

  22. Stephanie — September 17, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I have that issue with extra bananas too. Never tried the Nutella and banana combo, but I just might. Thanks!

  23. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — September 17, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Oh. My. God.

    Bananas and Nutella really do go well together, and this has got to be one of the best iterations of that combo that I’ve seen! I must make this someday :)

  24. Ashley — September 17, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    So festive and yummy looking with the sprinkles!

  25. Julia {The Roasted Root} — September 17, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    Keep it coming with the nutella – I adore all these recipes you’re sharing!

  26. Kate — September 17, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    yummm!! this looks to die for :)

  27. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 17, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    looks wonderful Maria!! I could dive in

  28. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 17, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Nutella, bananas, and cake! What a great combo!

  29. sara — September 17, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    Totally loving this cake! I love bananas and chocolate, so I bet bananas + Nutella + cake is even better! :)

  30. Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — September 17, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    You had me at nutella and cake… :-)

  31. Barbara McCrary — September 17, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    I so needed this recipe this weekend! I had two big brown bananas staring at me too, asking to be made into something. I made a traditional banana bread mainly due to lack of effort to search out something new. Will definitely be making this, I love Nutella and bananas!! We have a local froyo/crepe place that makes AWESOME banana and nutella crepes. Mmmm.

  32. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 17, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    Ummm, yummm! This looks amazing!

  33. Mi Vida en un Dulce — September 17, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    This recipe is going to me marked as a “must” in my list. I love Nutella…!!!

  34. I think banana bread is such a nice treat, especially with frosting. Yummy!

  35. Lynna — September 17, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    Another awesome way to use up ripe bananas!

  36. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 17, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

    This post reminded me that I really need to start eating more Nutella :) Looks fabulous!

  37. Kiran @ — September 18, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    You are right about banana and nutella — it’s a match made in heaven, alright. And so is this recipe of yours — droolworthy 😀

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  39. marla — September 18, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    I’ll take extra frosting please! Looks GREAT Maria :)

  40. Natasha — September 18, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Yum! This looks delicious! Absolutely love the idea of swirling Nutella into the banana cake : ) and don’t you just hate those annoying brown bananas?! It’s like they’re demanding to be baked!

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