Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake Recipe

I'm a chatterbox in nature, love people, and by now you've probably figured out that I love to host. I don't typically bake cakes at home, but when the opportunity comes to host, it's one of the first things on the list. Because of hosting, I'm able to keep up with your demands for the cake recipes!

This recipe is saturated with the goodness of chocolate and banana cake. "Rich" describes this cake well. The flavors of chocolate, nutella and banana, make this cake one of the most flavor infused cakes I have tried in a while. It is easy to be satisfied after a small slice of this cake, although the intense flavors are hardly forgotten.

Serving size:
10
servings
Prep
2 hr
Cooking
50 min
Ready in
2 hr 50 min
Simple
Challenging

Instructions 

Prepare ingredients, be sure that butter is at a room temperature. In a bowl, combine together flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Beat softened butter with sugar until the texture is smooth.
Beat in the eggs into the buttered mixture. Beat in or fold in half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Into the batter, fold sour cream, followed by flour mixture. Stir everything together until the texture is smooth.
Mash banana until smooth in consistency, stir banana mixture into the cake batter.
Pour cake batter on an oiled 9 inch baking dish. Bake cake in a preheated oven at 350F. Bake the cake for 30-40 minutes. Use a toothpick to determine for readiness; if the dough is not sticking to the toothpick, the cake is ready. Let the cake cool to a room temperature.
Slice the cake into three even layers. Prepare ingredients for the cake cream, be sure that the butter is at a room temperature.
Bring whipping cream to a boiling hot temperature. Pour whipping cream over chocolate chips, let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Whisk to combine the mixture together. Continue whisking until the texture is smooth. Set aside to cool to a room temperature.
Beat butter together with nutella, stir chocolate mixture into the butter mixture.
Apply a generous amount of cream between cake layers. Apply the remainder of cream over the cake. If you need to smooth out the sides, dip your knife/spatula into warm water once every while.
Decorate the cake as you wish. I've sprinkled cocoa powder over the top and spread some chocolate chunks over the edges.

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