Chocolate Banana Cupcake With Nutella Frosting Recipe

Banana cupcakes just got even more irresistible!

Cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and a nutty chocolate frosting just made a simple banana cupcake recipe even more irresistible! 

Photo by Stephanie Cueva


Chocolate Banana Cupcake With Nutella Frosting Recipe

Stephanie Cueva
Banana cupcakes just got even more irresistible!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


Chocolate Banana Cupcake With Nutella Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 to 5 pieces ripe bananas (lakatan variety)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder or alkalized cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter softened but still cold
  • 1 Cup Nutella or any chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3/4 to 1 Cup confectioners or powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream chilled, or all-purpose cream


  • Make the cupcakes: Preheat the oven at 180 degrees c or 350 degrees F. Place 2-ounce (about 30 ml or 2 tablespoon) cupcake liners in a 12-cup cupcake pan. Set aside.
  • Mash 3 to 5 bananas to make 2 cups. Set aside.
  • Sift together, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in one bowl.
  • Mix together bananas, vegetable oil, sugars, egg and vanilla in another bowl.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the oven.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Make the Nutella frosting: Cream butter and Nutella together in a mixer until completely combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar in 3 parts. Mix well until well combined.
  • Add the vanilla and whipping cream, and keep on mixing until light and fluffy.
  • To assemble, pipe the buttercream on top of the cooled cupcakes.
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