Simple easy and delicious this Banana Mug Cake is the perfect single serving dessert to perk you up when your sweet tooth is calling!
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.
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…
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!
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.
Banana Mug Cake
- 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
- 3 Tbs brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Dash of salt
- 1 Tbs butter melted
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 Tbs milk
- 1 banana mashed
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbs butter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Small splash of milk
- In bowl, or mug itself mix together your flour, sugar and baking powder and salt.
- Stir in your butter, milk, banana, egg and vanilla until combined.
- Microwave for 3 minutes, checking halfway through.
- Let sit to cool.
- Combine all ingredients in small bowl and microwave until bubbly.
- You may need to stop a few times as this likes to bubble very quickly.
- Keep microwaving for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes.
- Stir to combine completely.
- Drizzle over the top of the cake.
- Top with sliced bananas if desired and enjoy!
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This is by far my favorite mug cake recipe. I have cut sugar down to two tablespoons, and instead of the glaze, I dot the top of the batter with butter, about a teaspoon and then sprinkle with about two teaspoons brown sugar. This creates a little ooey gooeyness that I love. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Came out absolutely delicious! Fluffier and juicier than any other mug cake I’ve tried so far.
This is good but I guess my banana was big because the cake overflowed a bit from a standard sized mug. Still tasted great though! You could definitely use less sugar.
I enjoy this mug cake and I made this at 17 seventeen even though this is the easiest recipe I made compared to homemade pasta and churros. I would share this with friends and family in a rush great for a quick breakfast on the go. I would say it is a little sweet so nice time I’ll dial the sugar back but overall fantastically good. Thank you tornadoughalli for this recipe. Also, I didn’t have baking powder so I use plain vanilla yogurt.
Very good but nutrition values are horrible!
This was excellent! I almost always have over-ripe bananas, so this recipe will be in my dessert rotation. I put some hot fudge sauce on top (straight from the ‘frig). Yummy!
I am seventeen and I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe it was a little sweet and I would dial the sugar down a lit bit. I would recommend this to anyone in a rush. I substituted baking powder (because I ran out) for plain yogurt and it was still fantastically good. Overall, I would make this on a day when I need something quick. Thank you tornadoughalli for this banana mug cake recipe well done.
I split the batter into two ramekins and air fried them to “bake” this – SO good! Keeping this recipe for sure!
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. I add a little chocolate syrup on top of the glaze. We make this all the time!
I added some chopped nuts the second time I made this and also reduced the sugar by half. Delicious!
Thanks for the recipe. My banana was super ripe so I only used 1/3 of the sugar. It was so good!
OMG! I…just…can’t! This was absolutely fantastic. I made it keto by using almond flour, Truvia Brown sugar and almond milk and it was SO GOOD. Moist, sweet and perfectly balanced banana flavor. I used Truvia Brown sugar in the glaze as well and added chopped walnuts. This was the best mug cake I have ever made. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Delicious! I was afraid it would rise out of the cup, but it hardly rose at all and still managed to be fluffy! I will definitely be making this again!