Banana Cake w/ Nutella Frosting

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Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

For the Nutella frosting:

  • 3 heaping tablespoons of Nutella
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of butter

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of butter

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans and dust them with flour.
2. Sift the flours, baking soda and salt into a small bowl and set aside.
3. Combine the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until incorporated. Next, add the mashed bananas, vanilla and buttermilk. Beat until incorporated. Add about half of the flour mixture and beat until combined. Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated.
4. Evenly divide the batter between the two cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes (until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean). Cool the cake layers to room temperature.
5. To prepare the Nutella frosting, combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. Set aside.
6. Repeat step five (omitting the Nutella) to make the cream cheese frosting.
7. To assemble: place one cake layer flat side up on a serving platter. Frost evenly with the Nutella frosting. Top with the second cake layer. Spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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