Banana Mug Cake

Simple easy and delicious this Banana Mug Cake is the perfect single serving dessert to perk you up when your sweet tooth is calling!

Mug Cake

Have you jumped on the mug cake train yet? If not your really should. They are easy, tasty and perfect for a single serving dessert, which is great when you have a husband who has an aversion to sweets. Seriously, I don’t think he is from this planet and I can’t comprehend how we even got together. Opposites attract I suppose. 


Cake In A Mug

This Banana Mug Cake is my go to mug cake recipe when I don’t feel like making a huge pan of something or if I get that sweets craving at those inconvenient time! Which seems to be pretty much all day for me. I don’t stop craving sweets. Ugh…

Mug Cakes

This cake can be whipped up in about 3 minutes and is filling. Since it has bananas, does that qualify it as being healthy?? I sure hope so, because I could live off these bad boys.

My non sweets loving husband tasted mine and he HAD to have me make him one. I made mine in these cute little ramekin bowls that I had. You can make these in a mug as well. Don’t use too small because they will overflow. It does puff up but don’t let that scare you, it will deflate once it cools!

Mug Cake Recipes

Do you have 3 minutes to spare? Can you mix things in a cup? This recipe calls fo simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry to begin with, so it’s great! You can’t go wrong with this. Plus the extra special part is that it has a brown sugar glaze…um yes who doesn’t absolutely love that you can make cakes in a mug?!? Glazes make everything better, especially with banana!! You’ll thank me later. 

Cake In A Mug Recipes

Banana Mug Cake
Serves 1
A delicious banana cake, topped with a brown sugar glaze all baked in a mug!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
  1. 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
  2. 3 Tbs brown sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. Dash of salt
  5. 1 Tbs butter, melted
  6. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  7. 1 Tbs milk
  8. 1 banana (mashed)
  9. 1/4 tsp vanilla
  1. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  2. 1 1/2 Tbs butter
  3. 1/4 tsp vanilla
  4. Small splash of milk
  1. In bowl, or mug itself mix together your flour, sugar and baking powder and salt.
  2. Stir in your butter, milk, banana, egg and vanilla until combined.
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes, checking halfway through.
  4. Let sit to cool.
  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl and microwave until bubbly.
  2. You may need to stop a few times as this likes to bubble very quickly.
  3. Keep microwaving for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
  4. Stir to combine completely.
  5. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
  6. Top with sliced bananas if desired and enjoy!
  1. You don't need the glaze, I added it because I like the combo. I kept drizzling it over each bite.
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Simple easy and delicious this Banana Mug Cake is the perfect single serving dessert to perk you up when your sweet tooth is calling!

67 thoughts on “Banana Mug Cake

  1. I cannot wait to try this! There are times, especially in the winter, I just want a little single serve dessert that I can whip up real quick without making a huge mess! This seems perfect for that!!

  2. It is delicious! Just the right size for single serving! My hubby & I are full-time RVers and just right for two (I made 2!) to make sweet in our microwave! YUMMY! Thank you!

  3. This was SO insanely good!!! The glaze was so good too we added a bit more brown sugar just to make more caramel like but wow! Thank you!!

    1. I’m so happy you liked it Sarah!! It’s one of our faves for sure!! I’m gonna have to add more brown sugar the next time I make it because I’m sure the more caramel would be awesome πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Jack sorry for the long wait in replying. Eggs don’t incorporate naturally so beating them lightly helps them mix into the ingredients well, hope that answered your question πŸ™‚

  4. this is so delicious (as I’m spooning some into my mouth right now) and the caramel sauce just makes it that much better!

  5. This is so far the best ever banana mug cake I’ve ever had 🀩Oh MY God it was just AMAZING 😍. I also made the glaze and added a tiny of heavy cream to it and also salt. πŸ˜‹it was soooo delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜πŸ˜
    Thank you sooooo much for this awesome recipe. 😊

  6. Literally just finished eating mine 🀭 this was sooo yummy and that glaze really makes a difference. Not usually a cake girl but I’m PMSn and the sugary sweet cravings were extra hard and this had to be dealt with swiftly and efficiently πŸ˜‚

  7. I just made this as a treat for my weight loss success with Weight Watchers…YUM!! I cut the recipe in half and enjoyed half of that part! Now I get to enjoy the rest of it at another time!!! Win-win!!!

  8. great recipe! i substituted one egg for 1/4 cup apple sauce and it turned out a lot more moist. in my opinion, it was better. if your a chocolate fan like me, add some chocolate chips! enjoy.

  9. This was awesome! I used maple syrup instead of butter, and only a table spoon of sugar. Added chocolate instead of doing a glaze. Is effing delicious, and the texture is great.

  10. This has become a go to recipe for when i need to use up bananas. I throw everything in a blender cup and whizz it all together, while I slice a second banana into a bowl. Then the mix gets poured on top of the slices and microwaved according to the recipe. The bottom goes all puddingy and delicious and the top stays nice and cakey.

  11. I think I added too much banana. If you could describe about how large the bananas you use are that would be great thanks πŸ˜….

  12. I do love a little indulgence. If I make a big batch of something, of course I’ll eat it all week whether or not I’m hungry or craving it! This is the perfect solution!

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