I am completely on board on the Nutella train. If you aren't, get with it! It's the new chocolate, and like chocolate it goes with everything. This is a very tasty cake, it's similar to banana bread but in a sheet cake, with the Nutella frosting. Get ready to say "yum" out loud as you're eating it.
Here are all your ingredients, except the dry ingredients. Buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. I used two bananas and that was plenty.
Beat the butter and sugar together, until light and creamy.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add this to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, and mix well.
Add the bananas, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Gently combine and mix together for around two minutes.
Pour the batter into a 9x13 inch baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for around one hour, until a inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack, to cool completely.
For the frosting beat the butter and Nutella until completely combined. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, until everything is smooth. Add the condensed milk and mix until glossy.
Spread the frosting onto the cooled cake. Please don't judge my frosting skills, they need some work!
I finished up with a couple slices of banana on top. I brought this into work for a work lunch and everyone loved it. This is a great recipe to try if you want to see if you like Nutella!
I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm moving this weekend, so it'll be busy, but I'm excited to get it all done with. See you back here on Monday :)
Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Adapted from All Cakes Considered - Melissa Gray
9 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Nutella
3 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 big tablespoons of condensed milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick.
Beat together the butter and sugar until white and creamy.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
Add this to the creamed butter mixture, and mix well.
Add the bananas, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
Gently combine for around two minutes.
Pour in the prepared pan, and cook for around an hour.
Cool the cake in the pan for around 15 minutes, then invert on a wire rack.
Beat the butter and Nutella until combined.
Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time until it's smooth.
Add the condensed milk and mix until glossy.
Spread the frosting on the cooled cake and enjoy!