The taste of chocolaty Nutella with the sweet and soft banana gives a lovely crumb to this Banana Nutela Cake. This definitely is a guilt free chocolate indulgence for breakfast or dessert. The Banana Nutella Cake is also loaded with some walnuts for that crunchy bite in between.
Banana Nutella Cake
With a cup of tea, a slice of the Banana Nutella cake and a book that has been waiting for me to open the dog-eared page and continue reading. This lockdown situation has been a complete mix of mostly hectic and occasionally slow. We are having a lot of family time and it has completely taken away my ‘me time’. Thank god for my love for baking; a cake or a rustic bread is happening quite often to keep me sane.
The ingredients for the Banana Nutella Cake is pretty much the same as any banana bread, except for Nutella and little bit of cocoa powder. Also, I bake the cake using oil instead of butter.
You can use only cocoa powder instead of Nutella.
TIP on how to get a flat cake top:
Cover the side of the cake pan using a store-bought baking cake strip or just use aluminum foil.
Banana is one fruit we always have at home. Both my son and I love this fruit and I reach out to a banana to beat odd hour hunger pang. But there are several such weeks when a bunch would be left ignored until I could smell banana in my entire kitchen. My one bowl Banana Bread is my go-to option. Unless I want to relive my childhood days by fry some kolar boda for teatime snack.
Here is a link to my usual One Bowl Banana Bread if you want to try.
Kolar Boda is a Bengali style banana fritters. Give it a try!
Banana Nutella Cake
- 4 overripe bananas I used one to just slice and add on top
- 3 ggs
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup hot water
- ½ cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas and to that crack the eggs
- and add the sugar. Give the whisk to make it smooth. Then pour the oil, Nutella and give another whisk.
- Sift the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda). Mix everything to form a smooth batter. Pour the hot water and roughly chopped walnut (Save a few walnuts to add on top of the cake).
- Grease an 8-inch cake with oil and dust with flour. Pour the batter in it and tap the pan a couple times. Top the cake with sliced banana and few more walnuts. Wrap the side of the cake pan with aluminum foil strip (this will bake the cake with a flat top)
- Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until it’s baked through. Every oven is different so please keep an eye after 30 minutes. If a knife when poked in the center comes out clean, your cake is baked.