Caramelized Banana and Nutella Cupcakes

What a mouthful.  Literally.

To be honest, this isn’t the cupcake I had envisioned making.  But, it sprung about from an order that I had over the weekend, and was the result of a little ingenuity.

And guess what?

It’s delicious.

I mean THINK about it.  Nutella. Chocolate. Sugar. Bananas.  They’re heaven.  Why not combine it all?banana2

Caramelized Banana & Nutella Cupcakes

makes 24

  • One Recipe Devils Food Cake (or a box, if you prefer)
  • 2 Bananas (one chopped, one sliced)
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • Sugar, for sprinkling on the sliced bananas
  • 1 Recipe Whipped Marshmallow Frosting (see below)

Assembly:

Remove a cone of cake from the center of each cupcake.  Fill with a few little pieces of chopped banana and Nutella. (no need to replace the cone.)  Top with piped frosting. (You can spoon it on if you don’t have a piping bag.)

Sprinkle a little sugar on each banana slice (one for each cupcake).  Using a kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar on the bananas.  Place a slice on each cupcake, then torch the frosting as well.  Garnish with a chocolate swirl if desired.  Enjoy!

Whipped Marshmallow Frosting

Ingredientsbanana

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a heatproof bowl, combine the sugar, water, egg whites and cream of tartar.  Beat for 2 minutes with a hand mixer.  Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water, and continue to beat on high speed for roughly 12 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.

Remove  from heat and stir in the vanilla, then mix again for 2 minutes.  Place in refrigerator to cool at least 30 minutes.

As of today, I am off to New York where I will meet up with some friends… (Think Jenny, Maria, Amanda)and  I’m sure I will be sampling WAY too many goodies with those ladies that will inspire me to create some recipes here to share with you…anything you really want to see?  Is there a bakery in the city we just HAVE to try?  I can eat as many cupcakes as I want while I am gone, as this Friday is my birthday…and everyone knows that calories don’t count when it’s your birthday week.  I’ll be there until Thursday – so throw me your suggestions!

Comments

  1. That’s it, I am coming over to get some of these! You’ve outdone yourself girl!

  2. Cheryl Kelley says:

    Oh wow!!

  3. holy delicious cupcakes! i love BOTH of those components and for some reason haven’t combined them yet.

    this needs to happen.

    thanks for posting!
    -meg
    @clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

  4. You had me at caramelized bananas.

  5. OMG, those are beyond incredible!

  6. Sinful. But not so sinful that I won’t make them!

  7. Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. What a treat.

  8. Cant wait to try this one!

  9. These look insanely good.

  10. I’m usually perfectly happy with bananas and Nutella. You went and added marshmallow frosting too. How am I supposed to stick to my diet now :(

  11. I am beyond infatuated with all things Nutella. This is just an AMAZING looking creation that I can’t wait to make! WELL DONE!

  12. Melissa says:

    Oh my word, those look AMAZING!!! I love bananas & chocoloate & nutella, and well yeah, :0] I’m always on the lookout for great baking ideas and now I can’t wait to make these and taste how yummy they are!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. I’m on such a Nutella kick and these are next on my list to make. Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to taste them and share at my husband’s office. :)

  14. I love butella spread- its like one of the best things since sliced bread! seriously..how can you NOT like nutella!!

  15. Wow, these look amazing!

  16. These look fantastic and I’d like to make them for my bosses birthday next week, but being a broke college student, is there any way i can carmelize the bananas without a torch? I’ve toasted marshmallow frosting by popping them back in the oven, but will that give me the right effect on the bananas?

  17. They are FANTASTIC! Congrats !!

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  3. [...] When you need a cupcake fix look no further than these blissful bites from my very talented friend Susan. Of course the first thing that caught my attention about this cupcake was Nutella but then I stopped to ponder the flavors of caramelized banana with Nutella. Yes, please. And because that simply wasn’t enough Susan iced them with whipped marshmallow frosting. I know! I can hardly stand it. I’m swooning myself. When you’re ready to make these pop on over to Susan’s blog for the RECIPE. [...]

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  5. […] If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy cupcake recipe with enough garnishes to make them look (and taste) spectacular – look no further! These caramelized banana and nutella cupcakes start with a basic Devil’s Food cake mix. Once the cupcakes are baked, the fun begins, as they are filled with a chopped banana and nutella mixture, topped with whipped marshmallow frosting and a slice of banana, and then lightly toasted. Tasty and simple at the same time! Source Doughmesstic […]

  6. […] If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy cupcake recipe with enough garnishes to make them look (and taste) spectacular – look no further! These caramelized banana and nutella cupcakes start with a basic Devil’s Food cake mix. Once the cupcakes are baked, the fun begins, as they are filled with a chopped banana and nutella mixture, topped with whipped marshmallow frosting and a slice of banana, and then lightly toasted. Tasty and simple at the same time! Source Doughmesstic […]

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