Banana Nutella Cake

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.

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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!

How to get a flat cake top - Read the detailed in the post! #cake #howto #bakingtips #foodphotography

Banana Nutella Cake

The taste of chocolaty Nutella with the sweet and soft banana gives a lovely crumb to this Banana Nuttel 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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins
Servings: 8 inch cake
Author: Kankana Saxena


  • 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.


Serving: 9inch cake
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Banana Nutella Cake #cake #nutella #bread #bananacake#foodphotography #foodstyling

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  • Shibi@FlavzCorner
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    July 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Hi Kanakana,

    Its been a while I have visited your blog and now I see you are moving :(. Hope your lil one can adjust to the new changes back home. Do keep inspiring others by your creative recipes and beautiful pictures!! Good luck with everything!!

  • Kristi @ MSFK
    Kristi @ MSFK
    July 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Best of luck to you with your big move!!

  • Alpana
    July 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Delicious recipes and beautiful pictures!
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    Would love to see you there posting some recipes for our users as well.

  • Fatma
    July 8, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    I don’t know you .. but I have been following your website from almost a year. Congrats for your movement 🙂

    your sister From Dubai – UAE

  • Flo
    July 1, 2014 at 6:08 AM

    Thank you for this recipe, can’t wait to try it. I moved to Bangalore to work in an international school, where I fell in love with Nutella. Yes, I know we have it here in the States, but ironically it took me moving across the world to fall in love. Welcome back to Bangalore!

  • chinmayie
    June 30, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Wow! That’s news 🙂
    Are you moving to Bangalore? If yes, we will surely meet soon!
    Welcome back to India Kankana…

  • jehanne
    June 30, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    all the best for your move, Kankana! We did the big move back to SE Asia after almost all my life in the UK. that was nearly 3 years ago and so far no regrets! I am sure there will be parts of the USA that u will miss, but that will be a good reason to visit there again, right? And your lil handsome boy will adjust really well, they adapt and if anything will be closer to the extended families!
    All said, moving is hectic! So take care and would love to see what you blog after the move xx

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    June 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    What a wonderful cake, I love anything with Nutella. Congratulations on your move back to India!

  • Reem
    June 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    I’m going to miss you!!!!
    But I know once you’ll be around family is going to be so much fun!
    Specially for Avyan baba.

  • Rosa
    June 29, 2014 at 5:46 AM

    Wow, now that’s a move! All the best and take care.

    This cake is wonderful and looks very tempting.

    Great photos, as always!



  • Kulsum
    June 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    WHAT!!?? Wow. That’s news! I’m sure Peru is going to miss you a lot 🙂 I see so many Desis moving back and I have a few friends who have done the same and no one regrets it! I think you are going to do awesome. love to gabbu xx

  • rumela
    June 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Lovely clicks !! though I am not a big fan of banana, but love banana loaf! would love to try this one. I can understand your feelings! Best wishes !!

  • Archana
    June 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Wow…Kankana..nice decision. In our home too, we have discussed about this tons of time, but still haven’t been able to take the decision. It is definitely inspiring to see many of us go back! I’m sure you guys and your lil one would be able to go through this transition easily with family and friends all there waiting for you! All the very best!
    The cake looks amazing…..I love banana bread/cake when there is chocolate in it, else not so much!

  • Nisha
    June 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Wow.. a lot of you taking that bold move to move back to India. I’m not sure i’d want to even think of it. India has changed so much and Im not sure i like it that much. But then again, if a really good opportunity arises, I guess we need to embrace it with all the positive things 🙂
    I’m sure you and your lil boy will settle in perfectly well. And witj all the family and friends around it would be a really easy transition. All the best kankana 🙂

  • Joyti
    June 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    OMG, I never got to meet you in person (being totally selfish right now). I’m so sorry, we lived so close to each other too 🙁

    But on the bright side, it will be wonderful for you guys to go back to India. I grew up here state-side, with no cousins or family until I was older. I think it will be much healthier (emotionally, mentally) for your little one to be with family and friends, with love and fun all around him. So congratulations 🙂

    And the cake looks great. Nutella, yum!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I know 🙁 Our plans to meet up never worked out! Someday, someday in future we will. I am sure!
      And thanks a lot 🙂

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    June 28, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    You almost broke my heart Kankana 🙁 Even though we have never met but looks like a very dear friend is going away.I always wanted to meet you – may be some time in India then 🙂
    I feel this decision would not have come easy,and a really bold step that you guys have taken, we talk a lot about going back to India too and then get trapped in the comparisons of both countries and the chaotic life back there.The discussion always remains unfinished though 🙂
    Wishing you a smooth shift and lots of best wishes to you and your family. Hope the little one adjusts quickly.
    The first shot is GORGEOUS!!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      I feel the same way! But may be we will come back or may be we will meet in India. Kabhi nah kabhi toh pakka milenge yaar. Abhi nehi toh buddha hoke 😛 And thanks babe!

  • Medha
    June 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    I love the use of nutella in cake! Can’t wait to try this!
    We lived in 7 different states in last 10 years before coming to Vancouver, and I am already itching to go somewhere new! I am so excited for you, I am sure baby would love growing up with grand parents. Enjoy your adventure and good luck!