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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. RavieNomNoms — September 18, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    WITH FROSTING?! Where do I sign up…can we mail order these cakes?! Hehe 😉

  2. Liz — September 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I make a moist, delicious Banana Blueberry Bread. It’s my top seller at my local farmers market.

  3. susan — September 18, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I see your son’s first birthday cake in his future!!

  4. Tracy {Pale Yellow} — September 18, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Yummy! Bananas and Nutella, such a wonderful combination!

  5. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — September 18, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Holy cow, this sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Ann P. — September 18, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    What a cute cake!! I’ve been tired of baking banana bread for those leftover browning bananas, and this is the perfect solution :)

  7. Amanda — September 19, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Ohhh serious yum!

  8. aida mollenkamp — September 19, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    What an adorable looking cake!

  9. Deliciously Organic — September 19, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Some of the best flavors all rolled into one cake! yum!

  10. stephchows — September 19, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    These look outrageously good!

  11. Carlas Confections — September 19, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I agree that we all need more sprinkles in our lives! And nutella too :)

  12. The Ninja Baker — September 20, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    Thank you, Maria and Josh. Just the kind of delicious cake I can sink my teeth into without feeling guilty. A perfect slice of recommended daily allotments of fruits, nuts and yogurt, right?

  13. Monica — September 21, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made it on and can’t stop devouring it – good thing I made a half recipe! Didn’t make the frosting but think it is perfectly moist and delicious without it. This recipe is a keeper for sure. SO delicious!!!

  14. This desserts got my name written all over it. This Nutella delight is so me that it’s not even funny! Thanks for posting this recipe. Shhh… don’t tell anyone. I’ll be making it this coming weekend.

    I love to share. But I’m not all so sure about wanting to share this!

  15. luv what you do — October 21, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I’m not sure why I’ve never combined banana and nutella before!!! I am inspired!

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  18. Hannah — May 11, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    This recipe was an amazing success, everyody loved the cake including me! So moist and delicious! (I added more nutella than recommended but it was defo worth it).

    Thank you!

  19. lisa — March 31, 2015 @ 7:08 am

    U cant find medal flour could i use something else ty

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