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Banana Nutella Cupcakes combine rich chocolate Nutella frosting with light and fluffy banana cakes. The perfect combination!

Banana Nutella Cupcakes combine two of your favorite flavors. You won't believe how amazing these are!

Your new favorite flavor combo has arrived…Banana Nutella Cupcakes! As if we need another excuse to buy Nutella!

It’s Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake and I’ve brought you another fabulous cupcake recipe as well as a few cupcake tips! Are you ready? Alright, lets get started…

I get asked all the time what my favorite cupcake tools are, and there are two I’m obsessed with. They’re great because no matter what your skill level (or if you pipe on your frosting or use a knife) they’ll make the baking process easier and faster! And won’t break the bank!

Banana Nutella Cupcakes are so good, you'll make them again and again. Gorgeous!

The first tool I love is my 24-well cupcake pan. It’s great because some ovens won’t fit 2 separate 12-well pans but they will fit this one!

But the best part is that the pan isn’t as tall as a standard cupcake pan, so you know those dark rims you get on you vanilla cupcakes?

Say goodbye! with this shallower pan, those won’t happen anymore!

Banana Nutella Cupcakes would be perfect for your next party. Adults and kids will go crazy for them!

And my second favorite tool is a food scoop! I have them in all different sizes and they make my cupcakes all come out the same size and it’s way faster to scoop out! Plus, they’re perfect for making cookies because you can use a huge scoop to make monster cookies or a mini one for bite sized treats.

Most grocery stores sell them, but I do suggest buying a Vollrath one because they’re only a few bucks more and they will last forever. The grocery store ones can break pretty easily… So just go for the profession brand! I promise you’ll love them and you’ll want one in every size and color!

Feel like a cupcake pro yet? These Banana Nutella Cupcakes are just what you need to make to perfect your skills! The rich chocolate Nutella frosting with the light and fluffy banana cakes are the perfect combination. Dare I say even better than peanut butter and chocolate… I know, I can’t believe I even said that.

Banana Nutella Cupcakes are topped with a decadent Nutella frosting. Irresistible!

Make sure to check out my Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes for another fun summer recipe!

For more delicious cupcake recipes, be sure to check out these Thin Mint Cupcakes, Apple Peanut Butter Cupcakes, and Coconut Cupcakes here on My Baking Addiction.

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Banana Nutella Cupcakes

By: Lizzy Early
4.60 from 30 ratings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Banana Nutella Cupcakes combine rich chocolate Nutella frosting with light and fluffy banana cakes. The perfect combination!


Banana Cupcakes:

  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk

Nutella Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups powered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line pans with cupcake liners.
  • Beat butter, brown sugar and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Add mashed bananas and stir.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add about half of the dry ingredients to the wet. Add buttermilk and then add the final dry ingredients. Mix only until combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
  • Nutella Frosting: Beat butter and Nutella. Add vanilla extract and 2 cups powdered sugar. Add 1 Tbsp. milk and then continue to add powdered sugar an milk to reach your desired consistency.

Banana Nutella Cupcakes start with a light and airy banana cake. Topped with Nutella frosting, these cupcakes will become your favorite!

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  1. Lola says:

    I made these tonight and the cake ends up to be more like a muffin. I followed the recipe but I’m not sure why they turned out more dense than typical cupcakes. They still taste good!

    1. Jamie says:

      I’m glad to hear they taste good. Most banana cupcakes end up a little more on the dense side due to the bananas. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  2. Abie says:

    Can i use banana that is not overriped?

    1. Jamie says:

      Ripe bananas will work best for this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. lucy says:

    U r z best Lizzy,thanks 4 yr big heart in sharing with so many of us yr great talent.B blessed

    1. Jamie says:

      Thank you, Lucy!