Banana Cinnamon Cupcakes with Nutella Centers

The Story:
         Up until now, all of my photos have been taken on an itsy bitsy Canon PowerShot that is 10 years old.  But today marks the beginning of a much more legit camera.  The Canon Rebel T3i.  Do I have any clue how to use it yet? No.  So these aren’t the best photos in the world, but hopefully I will get better fast.

       Thank you to my mother and father for giving me my Christmas wish a month early! 

Banana Cinnamon Cake:
3 eggs
¼ cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 box White Cake Mix
3 medium bananas mashed well (2 large)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nutella (Buy a small jar and you will have leftovers)
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners (yields 30).
2.    In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, buttermilk and sour cream.
3.    Add cake mix (sift in for easy mixing) and mix until combined.
4.    In a separate bowl, mash bananas and add baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla.
5.    Add banana mixture to cake mix bowl and stir. 
6.   Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and place about ¾ teaspoon of Nutella on top of each uncooked cupcake. (The batter is light, so the Nutella will sink to the bottom while it bakes, but feel free to swirl it with a toothpick a little bit.)
7.    Bake for 15 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
8.   Buttercream:  Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Add cinnamon, vanilla and powdered sugar. TIP:  Never melt your butter or cream cheese.  Add a little powdered sugar at a time until you reach your desired consistency. 
9.   Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with cinnamon sugar and banana slices.  

17 thoughts on “Banana Cinnamon Cupcakes with Nutella Centers

  1. 1
    Julia says:

    Gorgeous pictures, congrats on a new camera!

  2. 2
    Susan says:

    Sounds really good. Love Nutella. Do you have to do anything to the bananas so they don't turn color. Gorgeous photos.

  3. 3
    Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} says:

    Congrats on the new camera, I think the pictures are great! This recipe is mouthwatering, LOVE the combo of bananas and chocolate, especially whe it's Nutella.

  4. 4
    mividaenundulce says:

    Oh..your pictures are very vey nice, I like the one with the babana been sliced, I think it's just practice. I still using my small camera for my photos, some day I will be able to have an upgrade like you…some day.
    By the way, this combination of bbanana, cinnamon and Nutella looks amazing.

  5. 5
    happyflower says:

    that looks so good!!!!! I am so gonna try this! But it will never turn out as good as yours!

  6. 6
    Spencer says:

    I'm so glad I have your website address now! All your stuff looks FANTASTIC! Happy Thanksgiving and again–it was so good to see you!

  7. 7
    MzCosby09 says:

    These look so YUMMY! My Banana CC are always a big hit. I've been looking for something to put inside them. Thanks for the nutella idea. Your pictures look great. I need to purchase a new camera myself. Enjoy your Holiday!

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    if you half the recipe, could you just beat 2 eggs and only use some of them??? congrats on new camera, pictures are great!!

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    FYI you may want to proofread your directions, especially #4… LOL I can't wait to try these cupcakes!

  10. 10
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Oh my, thank you. Fixed that error, good luck on the baking!

  11. 11
    alexandra says:

    What lens did you use? The kit lens? Did you use a macro filter? These are fabulous

    • 11.1
      Lizzy Mae says:

      Check out my “About” page for my lens. I didn’t buy the kit when I got my camera, I just bought the body and this 50 lens. See the page for the exact type 🙂

  12. 12
    Amy says:

    Hi! I found this recipe while searching for new cupcake recipes. I made it tonight for a family dinner and everyone loved it- adults and kids! It always feels great to make something everyone compliments, so thank you for the recipe! I made it exactly as the recipe says and they were PERFECT.

  13. 13

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  14. 14
    Cita says:

    These cupcakes were DELICIOUS!! One question I have is when the cupcakes came out of the oven it sank in the middle is that supposed to happen?

    • 14.1

      Yes, the centers are heavy because of the nutella so they will sink down a bit. You can bake them longer to keep that from happening but then they will be a little dried out. So let them fall and top them with beautiful frosting!

  15. 15

    Canon camera’s are still doing good. Also in Camara categories there are no more competition as no other companies trying in this field. So let’s hope some other may come up in future and some new things comes up

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