Banana Nutella Snack Cake Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Banana Nutella Snack Cake will bake up sweet and simple. It's the perfect match to your afternoon cup of tea.

Later this month I am in charge of making the dessert and breakfast treats for a women’s conference that we are hosting at our church.

So, for the next few weeks I will be brainstorming and looking up new ideas for brownies, cheesecake, muffins, and fruit parfaits. I’m also going to be making a few of my favorite recipes from the blog too.

Banana Nutella Snack Cake Photo

This Lemon Strawberry Snack Cake is one of my favorite cakes to make whenever I have to bring something for a breakfast or brunch. So, it is definitely on my list for the breakfast table.

I love tweaking and changing recipes, so this week I decided to make a banana cake using that snack cake recipe as the base.

There was a bunch of ripe bananas sitting on our counter that needed used and a jar of Nutella in the pantry calling my name.

Banana Nutella Snack Cake Picture

The rest of the bananas are still sitting here waiting for me to make another batch of these Double Chocolate Banana Muffins.

Although, they may just sit here until I get tired of seeing them, and then I will freeze them for smoothies or ice cream.

Banana Nutella Snack Cake Image

Did you know that you can substitute banana puree for eggs in most recipes? Did you also know that you can use Greek yogurt in place of eggs too?

Just a random baking tip in case you or someone you know needs an eggless recipe.

Banana Nutella Snack Cake Pic

The original cake recipe calls for four eggs, but I substituted the bananas and yogurt instead. I wanted the cake to be more like a Danish.

In my mind using fruit and yogurt makes this cake acceptable for breakfast. I was so excited when I pulled the baking sheet out of the oven and saw that this banana cake recipe had baked up perfectly.

This breakfast cake is going on the list to make for the event too because it was absolutely amazing! Our family couldn’t stop grabbing bites of this delicious banana cake all weekend long.

Hhhmmm…maybe I should use those extra ripe bananas to make another one of these snack cakes instead of the muffins.

File 1 - Banana Nutella Snack Cake

Tips for making a Banana Nutella Snack Cake:

  • Line a 15x10 sheet pan with foil and spray it with nonstick spray. This will keep your cake from sticking to the pan later.
  • Mix the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the yogurt and banana and mix again.
  • Slowly beat in the flour, baking powder, and salt until a sticky dough comes together. Reserve 1 cup of the batter for the top of the cake.
  • Drop the remaining dough on the prepared pan. Use an angled spatula to spread the dough out evenly on the pan.
  • Mix the Nutella and softened cream cheese together. Drop this mixture by spoonfuls on top of the dough. Gently spread the cheesecake mixture out using a spatula or the back of a spoon. Make sure to leave a 1-inch border all around the outside edge of the cake.
  • Drop the reserved dough by spoonfuls on top of the Nutella cheesecake layer.
  • Bake the cake for 24 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before cutting into squares.
  • Mix together the powdered sugar and milk and drizzle over the cake squares.
File 2 - Banana Nutella Snack Cake

Banana Nutella Snack Cake Recipe

    24 Servings


For the Cake:
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Mashed Banana, (ripe)
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10 sheet pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the yogurt and banana and beat again.
  3. Slowly add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix until a soft dough comes together. Reserve 1 cup of the batter for the top.
  4. Spread the remaining dough evenly on the prepared pan using an angled spatula.
  5. Mix together the Nutella and cream cheese. Drop the cheesecake mixture by spoonfuls on top of the batter. Spread it out gently making sure to leave a 1-inch border along the outside edge of the cake.
  6. Drop the reserved batter on top of the Nutella mixture by spoonfuls. Bake for 24 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool before cutting into squares.
  7. Mix together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over the cake squares and let set.



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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 24 cake slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 24 cake slices
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 112
Calories 218

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 67mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 25g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

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Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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