Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Frosting (Adapted from For the Mommas)

I love Nutella. Bananas are pretty awesome, too. This isn’t a holiday recipe, per say, but it is pretty amazing. I switched out the sugar in this recipe for agave syrup, but you don’t have to. Also, I bet a little chipotle chili powder in the frosting (maybe a 1/2 teaspoon) would add a whole other dimension.

Banana Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 Cup Agave Syrup (or 1 cup sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 medium ripe bananas, mashed
Nutella Frosting Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup – 1 1/2 cup Nutella (start with 1 cup, if you want a richer taste, you can always add more)
  • 1 cup of powdered confectioner sugar

 Cupcakes Direction

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream/Mix  together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla and the eggs – one at time, mixing while adding.
  •  Stir in the flour mixture slowly. Mix until just blended.
  • Mix  in banana. Mix until a smooth texture. (note you will want to be sure to mix all the bananas in until creamy)
  • Use large spoon to portion batter into cups.
Bake in preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or til a toothpick comes out clean.
Be sure to cool your cupcakes completely before adding icing.

While your cupcakes are baking, you can make the ever delicious Nutella Frosting.

Nutella Frosting Recipe 

  • Cream together softened cream cheese and Nutella until blended.
  • Add the powdered sugar gradually until ingredients are combined.
  • Mix on a high speed until frosting is smooth and creamy.(be sure to use a spatula to scrape the sides to keep the Nutella in the mix)

May your holidays be super sweet!

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