Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Crepe Cupcakes

When I see jar of Nutella I think of my summer in college that I spent backpacking through Europe. I lived in Paris for a month while taking a class and let’s just say I ate a ton of crepes. My favorite kind was strawberry, Banana and Nutella.

When I came across a recipe for Nutella swirl cupcakes, my brain automatically thought strawberry, banana and Nutella crepe. Then my brain jumped to could I make a crepe cupcake? The answer is yes!

I got my inspiration for these cupcakes from hereherehere, and here.

I started off with a dense vanilla cake.  The cake has to be dense so the Nutella swirl doesn’t just sink to the bottom.

Using a sandwich bag I piped a thin swirl of Nutella onto each cupcake.

I then swirled the Nutella into the cupcake using a toothpick.

Then I pitted strawberries and placed one, pitted side up, into the center of each cupcake. I must say, this was the best part of the cupcake. After it was cooked it was the best cupcake filling I have had in a while.

To top it off I piped on banana cream frosting, made with real bananas. So good.

Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for going to Paris and eating a crepe but it is a pretty amazing cupcake.

Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Crepe Cupcakes

Strawberry & Nutella Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 24 whole strawberries, hulled + more for garnishing *
  • 1-2 cups Nutella

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with 24 standard cupcake liners.
  • In a mixer, whip together butter, sugar, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla with paddle attachment.  Beat until smooth.
  • Gradually add in baking powder, salt and flour. Mix well.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared liners (about 2/3 full).
  • Using a sandwich bag, pipe Nutella through small hole in bag onto cupcakes. Using a toothpick, swirl and fold Nutella into batter.
  • Press one strawberry, pointy-side down, into the center of each cupcake.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cupcake tops are pale gold and springy.
  • Place cupcakes on wire rack to cool.

Banana Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup mashed banana, about 2 large bananas
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice**
  • Dash of salt
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar (find right piping consistency)

 Instructions:

  • In a mixer, whip together butter until fluffy.
  • In small bowl, mash bananas. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Gradually incorporate powdered sugar and banana mixture with the butter in mixer, scraping down sides. Mix until combined.
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Add strawberry garnish.

* to help the garnish strawberries last a little longer, melt together 1 tablespoon strawberry jam and 1 tablespoon water, mix well. Brush over berry.
** lemon juice helps the banana not brown as fast.

Thanks for reading

8 thoughts on “Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Crepe Cupcakes

  1. DUDE.
    YOU FORGOT TO SAY “ADD THE SUGAR” IN YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND I WAS WONDERING WHY THEY TASTED SO BAD -.-

  2. I had a report to do about instructing an audience. We had the option to cook something and inform the steps. I chose this recipe, and my friend and I were making it together. The batter tasted weird but we just figured it was just because it wasn’t done lol My sister starting asking if we added everything and when it got to sugar we just looked at each other xD We fixed that :p I brought it to class and everyone loved it! I do have a question tough, my icing came out runny and my sister kept adding power sugar to make it thinker but it just became sweeter :p So I just drizzled it like a glaze, is there anything I could do to fix that? Also, I loved the recipe myself too! I want to say thank you too! :)

  3. Hi, just wanted to say thank you for the great recipe. Rather than the banana frosting, I topped it with a Nutella buttercream that I found over on Kitchen Treaty’s blog. It is amazingly delicious. I can’t wait to bring them to work tomorrow.

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