Meet my Banana Nutella S’mores Cake – layers of banana cake baked on top of graham cracker crust, filled with toasted marshmallow filling and Nutella buttercream.
As if my Ultimate S’mores Cake wasn’t enough, I’m mixing things up and throwing banana and Nutella into this classic summer treat. I think I’m about to change your life 😉
Inspiration for this cake came from my friend, Bre, who recently sent me a picture from her camping trip. In the picture, Bre was holding a s’more filled with bananas and Nutella. Her caption: “this feels like a cake.” I immediately wrote back with, “I couldn’t agree more!”
I got to work on it the very next day.
Banana Nutella S’mores Cake
For this cake, I took inspiration from my Ultimate S’mores Cake. My traditional s’mores cake has layers of graham cracker crust, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow filling and chocolate buttercream. The textures and flavors are so reminiscent of an actual s’more. It’s one of my favorite cakes.
I decided to use the same graham cracker crust for this cake that I did on the Ultimate S’mores Cake. It’s one of the best parts of the cake. The additional texture it adds to the cake is always a hit.
After baking the crust a little I then baked banana cake layers right on top. Baking the crust first gives it the crunch. If we baked the banana cake and the crust at the same time, the crust would come out too soft. Having a baked crust does make it a little trickier to cut, but I just suggest using a really sharp knife. It should cut pretty clean if you do.
And can we talk about the banana cake layers! They are so moist and flavorful, you’ll want to eat them all up before finishing the cake.
I’ve filled the cake with a toasted marshmallow filling I love from Sweetapolita and my Nutella buttercream. The whole cake is covered in my favorite chocolate sprinkles from Cacao Barry. (They also make my favorite cocoa powder).
Tell me that slice of cake doesn’t look to-die-for? 😉