{Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting}

My little peas helped to make this cake and they both loved loved loved it, Jack loved it so much he scammed the last piece out of Billy by asking me for it when I just walked in from being at work, I handed it over and as I watched him shove it into his little mouth at lightning speed Jay came in from the garden and informed me that it was Billys piece, waiting for him when he woke up from his nap!! 

Jack didn't even have the decency look guilty, he just laughed cake crumbs all over the table! brotherly love only stretches so far and it would appear that banana and nutella are a deal breaking combination. 

This is quite a big cake by the way, I gave half of it to our neighbours who in return gave me a bottle of delicious NZ pinot !! now that's what I call a good deal, hooray for random acts of kindness.

...the cake
125g butter, at room temperature
1 ½ cups caster sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
2 eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
2 ½ cups plain flour

...nutella frosting
½ cup nutella
50g butter, room temperature
2 big tbsp's condensed milk (or milk or cream)
3 cups icing sugar, sifted
Line a 23cm-ish round tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180.

Beat the butter and sugar until creamed, while that's happening grab a bowl and combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda then add this to the creamed butter and sugar mixture and combine them.

Next add the mashed bananas, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Gently combine and mix for another two minutes then pour the batter into the prepared tin. Bake for around 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool the cake in the tin for 15 minutes before popping it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting, beat the butter and nutella until combined. Add icing sugar, a cup at a time until everything is smooth. Add the condensed milk and mix until glossy then spread the onto the cooled cake.


  1. Yum to nutella frosting! And wow how did you afford 3 banana's?! Ha, stoked to see them slowly coming down in price aye. I've had a recipe waiting to be tried that also uses 3...

  2. Wow-ee that does look amazing....you are so good at bartering for stuff with your cakes!! xx


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