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Chocolate chunk banana cupcakes with nutella icing banana chip on top
4.41 from 5 votes

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Icing

Super moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chunks and bananas. Topped with creamy Nutella Icing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate banana cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, cupcakes, nutella icing
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 28 cupcakes
Calories 300 kcal
Author Janet Barton



  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil (I used light flavored olive oil)
  • 2 mashed bananas 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips

Nutella Icing

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella or creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners, set aside. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together. Set mixture aside. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs until light yellow. With the mixer running slowly drizzle in oil. Mix until smooth. Mix in mashed bananas and vanilla. Add buttermilk alternately with flour mixture. Beginning and ending with the flour. Slowly add 3/4 cup boiling water until the batter is smooth. Stir in chocolate chunks. Divide batter between the lined cupcake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed.

Nutella Icing

  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter and powdered sugar for 4 minutes until smooth and creamy. Mix in Nutella for an additional 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and vanilla.

Recipe Notes

*High altitude adjustments: Reduce sugar by 2 tablespoons then add 2 tablespoons more flour


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Icing
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 244mg10%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 247IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.