Caramelized Banana and Nutella Cupcakes

by doughmesstic on January 23, 2011

in 1Featured Cupcakes, bloggers, chocolate, cupcakes, desserts, fruit

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)


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


  • 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!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny Flake January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

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


Cheryl Kelley January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Oh wow!!


Meg Luby January 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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!


Tracy January 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

You had me at caramelized bananas.


Kristin January 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

OMG, those are beyond incredible!


Sharlene January 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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


Cookin' Canuck January 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. What a treat.


Alexis January 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Cant wait to try this one!


peabody February 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

These look insanely good.


Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) February 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

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 :(


Becca March 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

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


Melissa March 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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!!


Julie March 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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. :)


anash March 3, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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


Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Wow, these look amazing!


brittany February 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

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?


Frau M. April 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

They are FANTASTIC! Congrats !!


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