This week on the FLAVORS blog, the ingredient is BANANAS. I have been doing a TON of cooking and baking for the upcoming Slow Bowl weekend (LOTS more on that soon), so I needed something simple for my banana recipe. I love Nutella, and Feb 5. in "World Nutella Day", so this is what I came up with:
Triple Nutella Cake with Bananas
1 box yellow cake mix
3/4 c. Nutella
2 t. hazelnut extract (or Frangelico liquore)
Bake the cake in two round cake pans according to package directions. Cool.
Nutella Buttercream Frosting:
4 T. unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. Nutella
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add Nutella and beat until blended. Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
Cut the cakes into individual round “cakelettes”, using a 3” round biscuit cutter, or a knife around an inverted glass. (I got 8 cakelettes, and froze them in pairs in ziplock bags for whenever I need a quick dessert for guests.)
Cut each cakelette in half horizontally. Spread bottom half with Nutella Buttercream.
Place top of cakelette on top of frosting. Slice bananas, and arrange on top. Melt a little Nutella for 40 seconds in the microwave, and pour over bananas like sauce.
I had one bite of Brad's. AMAZING