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Nutella Swirled Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

July 26, 2013

It’s almost time.

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

I can count on one hand the number of days I have left @ the Sweet Spot. I’ll soon be moving and un-veiling my new location!

Ohhhhh, the bittersweet excitement…

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

I am so excited and anxious that I decided to makes some stellar cupcakes. So stellar that they hit the cupcake right out of the cupcake park- so to speak.

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

And once I did, it was impossible for me to stop taking pictures of them.

They’re just so homey, yet fanciful.

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

And delicious! Oh boy, are these some yummy cupcakes!!

I modeled the recipe after my Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread that I made last year. The only thing that these cupcakes are missing from the banana bread are the chopped Reeses and chocolate chips. That’s an easy problem to solve though- sprinkle some chopped Reeses and mini chocolate chips on top! SCORE.

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

A killer moist banana cupcake with Nutella swirled right into the center, topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting!

Gosh. Bananas, Nutella, and peanut butter were just made for each other. I’m tellin’ ya.

Banana Nutella Swirled Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting @ laurassweetspot.com

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Nutella Swirled Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • For the Cupcakes:
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time beating, scraping after each addition. Add vanilla and banana. Mixture might curdle- that is okay.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add ⅓ flour mixture to butter mixture then ½ the buttermilk. Add another ⅓ flour mixture followed by remaining buttermilk, then remaining flour mixture. Only mix until each is just combined.
  5. Fill muffin cups ½ full with batter.
  6. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave Nutella for 30 seconds and stir to loosen (more if necessary). Dollop 1 teaspoon Nutella on top of each cupcake. Swirl Nutella into cupcake with a toothpick, using a figure 8 motion.
  7. Bake cupcakes 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a Nutella-free section comes out clean. Remove from oven and set pan on wire rack to cool. Cupcakes might be sunken where the Nutella sits- that is normal.
  8. FOR THE FROSTING: Cream butter and peanut butter together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until well combined and smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix on low until powdered sugar is absorbed. Add vanilla and milk. Beat on med-low for 2 minutes until fluffy and creamy. Spread on cooled cupcakes.

 

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

Ooh, these are some of my favorite ingredients–yum! Good luck with your move. :)

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lmachell July 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Thanks Kierston!

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Chloe August 7, 2013 at 12:09 am

Do you think I could freeze these ahead of time since they have that nutella filling?

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lmachell August 7, 2013 at 6:36 am

absolutely!

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Rachel @thedessertchronicles September 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

I want to go make these right now! Just checked out your new site and I am in love. You are such an inspiration!

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lmachell October 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Thanks Rachel!

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AL TAN December 24, 2013 at 2:02 am

I bet this is the most tastiest nutella cupcakes.

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