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Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake slice on a plate with the full cake behind it

Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake

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.
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 765kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Prepare ingredients, be sure that butter is at a room temperature. In a bowl, combine together flour, baking powder and baking soda.
    Ingredients on the table including; 3 bananas, 2 eggs, a stick of butter, a bowl with flour, a bowl with sugar, a measuring spoon with whipping cream, a measuring spoon with vanilla extract and a little bowl with baking soda
  • Beat softened butter with sugar until the texture is smooth.
    Sugar and butter being whisked together in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Beat in the eggs into the buttered mixture. Beat in or fold in half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
    Eggs and vanilla extract added to the eggs and butter in the KitchenAid mixture
  • Into the batter, fold sour cream, followed by flour mixture. Stir everything together until the texture is smooth.
    Flour mixture being added into the cake batter in the mixing bowl and being combined with a spatula
  • Mash banana until smooth in consistency, stir banana mixture into the cake batter.
    Mashed banana added into the cake batter that is in the mixing bowl
  • 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.
    Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake sponge in a baking pan
  • Slice the cake into three even layers.
    Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake sponge cut into horizontal slices
  • Prepare ingredients for the cake cream, be sure that the butter is at a room temperature.
    Ingredients on table including; 3 sticks of butter, a bowl with chalet chips, a jar of nutella, and a measuring cup with whipping cream
  • 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.
    Chocolate chips and hot whipping cream whisked together
  • Beat butter together with nutella, stir chocolate mixture into the butter mixture.
    Chocolate and whipping cream mixture added to the beat nutella and butter in the mixing bowl
  • 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.
    Cream mixed with a spatula in a mixing bowl
  • Decorate the cake as you wish. I've sprinkled cocoa powder over the top and spread some chocolate chunks over the edges.


Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2.2mg