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Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake slice on a plate.

Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake

This banana Nutella cake is sure to bring the kid out of you. The moist banana cake layers and Nutella-spiked frosting are a match made in heaven. Yum!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake, Chocolate Nutella Banana Cake Recipe
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 765kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Banana Sponge Cake

Chocolate Nutella Cream

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream extra cold


Banana Sponge Cake

  • Pull the butter out of the fridge and let it soften at room temperature. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
    Dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the softened butter, vanilla extract, and sugar until the texture is smooth.
    Butter, vanilla and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat the eggs into the butter mixture. Fold in half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
    Butter with eggs.
  • Fold the sour cream into the batter, followed by the rest of the flour mixture. Stir everything together until the texture is smooth.
    Liquids combined with dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mash the bananas until smooth and stir into the cake batter.
    Mashed banana added into the cake batter that is in the mixing bowl
  • Pour the cake into into an oiled 7 or 9-inch round pan. Bake it at 350°F for 30-40 minutes. To gauge doneness, stick a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's ready! Allow the cake to cool to 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

Chocolate Nutella Cream

  • Bring the heavy whipping cream to a light boil. Pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. Whisk until smooth and set it aside to cool at room temperature.
    Chocolate chips and hot whipping cream whisked together
  • Beat the butter and Nutella together. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Add heavy whipping cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
    Chocolate and whipping cream mixture added to the beat nutella and butter in the mixing bowl
  • Spread a generous amount of cake cream between the cake layers. Using the remainder of the cream, frost the outside of the cake.
    Cream mixed with a spatula in a mixing bowl
  • Decorate the cake as you wish. A little dusting of cocoa powder and chocolate chunks around the edges is our favorite!


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