Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Banana Cupcakes w/ Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Inspired by Sugarbaby's Cupcake Boutique - a small cupcakery in Houston.
Meant to melt Mark Dean's heart.
He is truly my inspiration for my baking.

I knew he would love these.
And he did!

And to meet the demand of request I've had for this recipe,
here it is!!!


Banana Cupcakes w/ Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Banana Cupcakes
(recipe adapted from The Voice of Joyce)


1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 large Bananas - mashed
3/4 cup White Sugar
1 Egg
1/3 cup Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

For Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting
(googled for the recipe...and unfortunately, cannot for the life of me find the source, again! but I do not take credit for it)

8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Nutella
1/4 cup Shortening
6 cups Powdered Sugar
~1 tablespoon Half & Half

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, Nutella, and shortening. Beat on high until smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add a small amount of half & half (approximately one tablespoon) till you reach desired consistency.
(I actually ran out of powdered sugar at 4 cups and it still turned out YUMMY! And I prolly added about 2 teaspoons of half & half because I wanted a super smooth frosting.)


  1. :D They look so tempting but I'm not sure I'm ready for bananas!

  2. Holy cow, I love banana anything and Nutella is a new fave so I must try these! Thanks for much for the recipe!

  3. Heather - I wish I could send you one! :D

    Shalyn - Please let me know how they turn out! Nutella is def. the new peanut butter! So yummy!

  4. I love me some nutella. Are they super banana-y? or not?

  5. wow these look delicious! on our honeymoon, we actually got to see some of the trees that they harvest to make the nutella :)

  6. These look delicious! Nutella frosting sounds amazing!

  7. The frosting is super duper yummy!

    Deidre - I'm not sure...I don't care for bananas so I haven't tried them. Mark Dean said they weren't super banana-y but you could always cut a few bananas out or add a few if you want more flavor.

    LMcNiff - Where was your honeymoon? That sounds so fun...and interesting. Nutella is oh so good!

  8. it was in italy! we were in the northern piedmont wine region and saw all these interesting trees. we asked our innkeeper what they were and they were actually groves and groves of hazelnut trees that are used by the nutella processing plants! pretty cool :)

  9. Haha! Thanks for the FYI...I'm a little clueless as times and I'm not sure I'd have figured that out! :D

    That is so cool though! Def. a dream vacation I'd love to experience!

  10. These sound amazing. I may be attempting them this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Awesome! Please let me know how they turn out! :D

  12. Those look sooooo yummy! My husband loves banana flavored things, I'm going to have to try these out for sure!

  13. :D My hubby was the reason I made them. For some reason, when something is for him, they turn out better. When I make something for myself, I rush and it never turns out that great!

    You'll get tons of compliments on them. So, let me know how they turn out.