I’m sure if you have been following WhipperBerry for anytime now, you know that I get stuck on things at times. Case in point… our Red Velvet obsession a few months ago. My new obsession… all the amazing variations that you can make with a basic cake mix and the lovely Cool Whip cream that I have fallen in love with.
Today’s variation is inspired by my trip to Paris a few years ago. My family and I fell in love with the Nutella and banana crepes that you can find on almost any street corner in Paris. I have to admit… we bought quite a few. The other day I was thinking about the Black Cherry Poke Cake and I thought… wouldn’t that be tasty if I made a cake based on our favorite crepe, and here is what I came up with.
Nutella Banana Cream Cake in a Jar
1 box of vanilla cake mix
1/2 c Nutella
8 oz. Cool Whip
0.9 oz. Instant banana cream pudding mix
1/2 c Milk
Add milk to a mixing bowl. Turn mixer on low and slowly add the dry pudding mix. Once fully incorporated add the Cool Whip and mix well. You will want to fully scrape down the bowl and then mix again to make sure the pudding mix is fully incorporated. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
Prepare cake according to package directions and bake either in a small jar or as a cupcake. Make sure to not fill either jar or cupcake liner to full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-23 minutes.
Once cake has cooled core a small section in the middle of the cake…
This time I used an apple corer to do the job. Make sure you only go about half way down. You will then pipe a small dab of Nutella into the hole in center of the cake. A small amount will do, Nutella is rich and you don’t want to totally over power the cake.
Now at this point you can choose how you want to present the cake. I sliced some banana and added it to the top of the cake before I topped it off with the cream…
Or you can leave the bananas off if you are doing the basic cupcake. Pipe on the banana cream and garnish with a dollop of Nutella or with mini chocolate chips.
I’m still working on getting the consistency of the cream just right. I would love for it to be a little smoother, so if you try it out and have some suggestions I would LOVE to hear them.
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