Frugal Foodie Mama: Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

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**Note- this recipe was completely updated with new photos and directions in 2014. Please click here to see the revised version. Thanks!

This is literally a recipe I just stumbled upon in my Drafts last week.  I originally shared it as a guest post on Pamela's Heavenly Treats some time last year.  I had every intention of posting it here to my blog for all of my readers to see as well- I mean, it is entirely too good not too share with you-  but it must have got lost in my jumble of Draft posts.  Am I the only blogger with a jumbled mess of half finished Draft posts?? ;)

I don't know about you all, but it seems like every time I buy bananas I will undoubtedly have at least two that will get all brown and mushy.  We all know that the brown and mushy ones are perfect for banana bread.  But let's get real here... how much banana bread can we REALLY make in a month? ;)  I am always looking to do something a little different with my overripe bananas.  Recently I came up with the idea for a Chocolate Chip Banana Cake with a Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.  

What you will need to make some for yourself:

For the cake-
3/4 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup light sour cream
1/3 cup canola oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate chips
For the frosting-
4 oz of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup Nutella
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together- the wheat flour through the cinnamon.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, beat all of the wet ingredients- the sour cream through the egg- until well mixed.  Beat in the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients mixture a third at a time, until well incorporated.  Mix in the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking pan.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick through the center comes out clean.  Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, and Nutella in a medium bowl until well mixed.  With your mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar and cinnamon.  Beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Once your cake is cooled, frost it with your Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting.  Cut and then serve!  

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Much better than your average banana bread, right? ;)

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-35 minutes
Ingredients (serves 10)
    For the cake
    • 3/4 cup wheat flour
    • 3/4 cup white flour
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 2/3 cup light sour cream
    • 1/3 cup canola oil
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    For the frosting
    • 4 oz of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
    • 2 tbsp butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup Nutella
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    Instructions
    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together- the wheat flour through the cinnamon. Set aside.
    In a large bowl, beat all of the wet ingredients- the sour cream through the egg- until well mixed. Beat in the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients mixture a third at a time, until well incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips.
    Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick through the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
    To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, and Nutella in a medium bowl until well mixed. With your mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
    Once your cake is cooled, frost it with your Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut and then serve!
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    Looking for a couple of other ways to use those overripe bananas?  How about my...

    Pina Colada Banana Bread
    Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread

    18 comments :

    1. This cake has all of my favorite flavors wrapped into one......DROOL!!!

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    2. This is the most delicious sounding cake! I love banana and chocolate chip cake and the addition of nutella cream cheese frosting sounds divine!

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    3. This looks amazing! YUMMY!

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    4. I have 3 scary looking bananas sitting here right now waiting for me to do something with them:) Perfect timing, these look amazing!

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    5. Hmm. I have 2 very ripe bananas at home, some Nutella, chocolate chips and cream cheese. I could definitely make this delicious recipe! Pinned to my food board!

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    6. I wish I had some brown bananas on hand to make this! Love the frosting!

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    7. you had me at nutella cream cheese frosting!!! one of my favorite combos is nutella and banana, luckily i have 4 very VERY brown bananas on my counter that i have been trying to figure out what to make with! thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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    8. Looks yummy! I love Nutella! Thanks for hosting, Aloha!

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    9. Looks absolutely delicious!

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      Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for hosting!

      Aanie x
      www.theactivemum.com

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    10. BANANA, CHOCOLATE, and NUTELLA???? sounds amazing.

      I'm now following you on Bloglovin. :)

      aloha,
      Erica
      www.waytothesea.com

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    11. Sounds delicious! Found you through the hop!

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    12. This looks delicious!!!! Pinned! and have been a follower. =) Love your recipes!

      Cathy
      http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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    13. That Nutella frosting must be so awesome paired with the banana. Great idea.

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    14. Listen...nothing says YUMMY quite like Nutella and cream cheese!!

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    15. Sounds so good! I think I am going to make this Sunday for my daughter's birthday cake.

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