One-Bowl Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting
Every time I let myself buy a jar of Nutella my mind naturally wanders to bananas and desserts.

I say “let” because with it’s irresistible pull, Nutella cannot be safely kept in my pantry for any length of time. Once opened it needs to be used fairly fast before the spoon scrapes bottom. A sentiment I know many of us share.

I fell in love with the banana and Nutella combination a long time ago. Bananas love the hazelnut kissed spread almost as much as I. They seemingly bring out the best in each other and top the list as one of my favorite ways to showcase Nutella.

These banana cupcakes couldn’t be easier to whip up using one-bowl and a short list of ingredients. They are a cross between a cupcake and a muffin. They fall somewhere in the middle, being more dense than a cupcake but not quite a muffin.

The frosting is super sweet like candy. It needs to be used immediately before it sets up and becomes hard to spread. And not so pretty. 

In the end all that matters is they taste pretty. And they do.

Banana cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

One-Bowl Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Total Time: 47 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

One-Bowl Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

One-bowl banana cupcakes with an irresistible Nutella frosting.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Nutella
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour and add butter, bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients together briefly then incorporate the flour mixture, stirring until just mixed, being careful not to over mix.
  4. Spoon batter into muffins cups or use a large ice cream scoop, dividing evenly among each one about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake about 22 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool in pan about 5 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Frosting:
  7. In a stand mixer or using a hand beater whip nutella and butter in a large bowl until well combined, beat in confectioners sugar, then add vanilla and 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream, continue beating on high speed adding more cream or confectioners' if needed. Frost cupcakes immediately.


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  1. BeadedTail says

    I’ve never even tried Nutella can you believe that?  I love banana though so I bet this is delicious!

    Purrs and sweet kisses to precious Moon!

    • Reeni says

      You HAVE to try it Sharla! If you like chocolate I’d be surprised if you DIDN’T love it! You don’t have to bake with it you can put it on crackers or toast or just eat it my preferred way – with a spoon. You can find it near the peanut butter.

  2. Carly Brooks says

    I said out loud, “Mmmm Banana Cupcakes and Nutella Frosting” while my boyfriend was playing a video game. He has ignored the last 3 things I said to him, but he immediately said, “what?” when I said the name of this recipe.

    Looks like I’ll be making these soon! They sound delicious!

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