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Ultimate Banana Cake with Fluffy Nutella & Toffee Frosting

The most ultimate, moist flavorful Banana Cake you've ever tasted, paired with the most ultimate Fluffy Nutella & Toffee Frosting make this combination perfectly divine and irresistible.
Servings: 8
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Ultimate Banana Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1-1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Fluffy Nutella & Toffee Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup Heath Toffee Bits

Topping Layer

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease and flour a 9x9 round or square pan.
  • Mix or whisk flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  • Whisk mashed banana with the lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Using mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, then stir in vanilla.
  • Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until mixed, then stir in banana mixture.
  • Before pouring batter into prepared pan, reserve a cup and set aside.
  • Pour batter in. (If the cake pan can use more batter, add some or the rest in) Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from oven, and transfer to the freezer for 35 minutes. (Bonus 'Moist' Tip!) Or just let it cool on a baking rack until ready to frost.
  • Leave cake in pan if you just want to frost it in the pan.
  • If you want to frost cake on plate, put plate on top of cake and reverse directions so the bottom of the cake pan is facing up. Pat and shake cake out of pan onto plate. Time to frost!

Fluffy Nutella & Toffee Frosting

  • Using a mixer, beat together the butter and powdered sugar on low until well-blended.
  • Add the Nutella and increase the speed to medium, beating for two minutes.
  • Add the salt and vanilla, then whip for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the whipping cream and beat for about one minute, until the whipped frosting lightens in color.
  • Frost as desired, and sprinkle with Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits by Heath and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Cut cake and serve!

Notes

Recipe was adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8333/banana-cake-vi/