Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream Frosting


Aren't bananas and Nutella just made to go together? I was at a loss for what I wanted to make and post, don't get me wrong I have endless lists of things

What you will need

1 1/4 cups + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (from about 2 medium bananas)

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup butter , at room temperature

2 Tbsp vegetable oil , divided

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

1 large egg

1 large egg white

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup buttermilk

Nutella Buttercream Frosting , recipe follows (if you want it piled high like pictured do 1 1/2 the recipe)

Chopped , toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped chocolate or sprinkles (optional)

1/4 cup unsalted butter , nearly at room temperature

1/4 cup salted butter , nearly at room temperature

1/4 cup Nutella

2 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 - 4 tsp heavy cream


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