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Choco-nana cupcakes with Nutella frosting August 9, 2011

I decided to post yet another chocoholic recipe and this one calls out to all the Nutella fans as well! AND, if you happen to like the chocolate-banana-Nutella flavor combo, then these cupcakes will blow your mind! 🙂

(8 jumbo cupcakes or 16 regular-sized)


4.75 dl ( 2 c) flour
1.75 dl (¾ c) sugar
4.5 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla powder
2 pinches of salt
8 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large, very ripe bananas (mashed) (the riper the banana, the more banana flavor these cupcakes will have)
2 eggs
3 dl (1 ⅓ c) milk
1 dl (3.5 fl oz) corn oil
0.5 dl (¼ c) chocolate syrup

Nutella frosting:
200 g (7 oz) Nutella
200 g (7 oz) cream cheese

For the frosting which can be prepared the same day or one day in advance:
1. Beat cream cheese until soft.
2. Add Nutella to the cream cheese and beat until creamy and well incorporated.

For the cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F).
2. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper muffin cups.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, salt and cocoa powder.
4. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, oil, chocolate syrup, and bananas for a couple of minutes, until relatively smooth..
5. Pour mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until batter is smooth. Do not overmix…
6. Pour batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about ¾ full.
7. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
8. Allow cupcakes to cool for 10-15 minutes before frosting them.
9. Frost the cupcakes with the Nutella frosting and decorate with sprinkles or white chocolate chips.


12 Responses to “Choco-nana cupcakes with Nutella frosting”



  2. I just love nutella so i can’t wait to make these delicious looking brownies. Ahh chocolate 🙂


  3. Beau The Bean Says:

    These look amazing!!! I’ll have to try them soon. Thanks for posting 🙂


    • lillagreca Says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m sorry for not replying sooner, but I have been absent for quite some time… I’m back now, though and looking forward to hearing from you again! 🙂 Please let me know how the cupcakes turned out, if you’ve tried making them! 🙂


  4. You are killing me with the fabulous chocolate recipes! I can’t look at your blog while my little guy is awake, because if he saw these pictures, he’d be on me like white on rice to make them…NOW


    • lillagreca Says:

      Thank you so much, Natalie, for your wonderful comment! I have been away for a while and it makes me sooo happy to come back and read all of these sweet comments! Have you tried making these yet? I’d love to hear what you thought of them!


  5. Heather Says:

    I see you have piped this frosting on… Does it hold up well? does it need to be refrigerated?


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