Easy Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Easy Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Easy Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting made in just 20 minutes. 13 ingredients, intense banana flavor, soft and moist, super creamy best ever Nutella Frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana cake with nutella frosting
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 590 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
Banana cake
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (100g)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (240ml)
  • 15 oz peeled bananas mashed (425g)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (270g)
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
Nutella Frosting
  • 1 cup butter (226g)
  • 3/4 cup Nutella (222g)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (60ml)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted (240g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240ml)
  • chopped hazelnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line the bottom of two 9" (23cm) spring pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Make the cake: In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, stir eggs, brown sugar, oil, and mashed bananas on medium speed until smooth and well combined for about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla* just to combine. Pour the batter into the two prepared spring pans equally. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick centered in the middle comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature.

  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Whisk butter in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until creamy. Add Nutella and stir until smooth and combined. Mix in sifted powdered sugar and salt to combine. Add heavy whipping cream and stir until creamy and smooth. 

  4. Spread about 1/2 of the frosting all over the bottom layer, place top layer on top, and spread the remaining frosting on top and around the edges. Top with whipped cream and chopped hazelnuts if desired (highly recommended). Let chill in the fridge until frosting is firm for about 1-2 hours. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 2 days. 


*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Then just use the seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 323mg13%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.