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

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
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 14 Servings
Calories 765kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • 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.
    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
  • In a stand mixer, beat the softened butter, vanilla extract, and sugar until the texture is smooth.
    Sugar and butter being whisked together in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Beat the eggs into the butter mixture. 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
  • Fold the sour cream into the batter, followed by the rest of the 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 the banana until it's smooth and stir it into the cake batter.
    Mashed banana added into the cake batter that is in the mixing bowl
  • Pour the cake into into an oiled 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
  • Gather the ingredients for the cake cream. Pull the butter out and let it sit at 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 the heavy whipping cream to a boil. Pour the 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.
    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