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This gooey banana mug cake is the perfect treat to cook yourself when you’re feeling a little hungry. It’s also a great quick and easy dessert that you can easily cook up after dinner.

The mug cake is so delicious it’s hard resist making it every night. It only takes just a few simple steps, a few ingredients and a minute to cook. The end result is sweet cake that is incredibly moist, it’s the perfect treat to give yourself after a long day of hard work.


Usually you can enjoy these tasty cakes just on their own but if you want to take it to the next level then a scoop of vanilla ice cream goes perfectly on top. It also goes great with some hot custard but that involves more work.

One serving of this banana cake will only feed one person unless you’re not feeling very hungry then you can maybe feed two. If you want to cook for two then just double the recipe and split it across two mugs. You may need to adjust the cooking time.

There are plenty of sweet baked goods you can make with overripe bananas. If you have a ton of bananas that you need to use and want to do more than just this mug cake then be sure to take a look at the fantastic banana bread. It too is incredibly easy but will need to be cooked in a traditional oven rather than the microwave.

If you’re a huge fan of mug cakes then there is a surprising amount of mugs that you can get with the recipe printed directly on them. There are some pretty cool mugs over at cooking swag that you should check out if you some spare time.

The video above will show you the few steps to whipping up this tasty dessert in a mug. If you prefer to read then you can find the full written recipe right below.

Banana Mug Cake Recipe

banana mug cake

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Cooking Tips:

If you like your mug cakes slightly gooey in the middle then reduce the cooking time slightly.
For the best results use an overripe banana.
You can make this banana cake gluten free by replacing the flour and baking powder with gluten free variants.

Nutritional Information:

You’re able to find the nutritional information for this tasty banana cake in a mug right below. This information below should be accurate enough to be able to determine if this is ok for you to eat or not but please keep in mind it’s just an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 245g
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 151.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.8g 26%
Saturated Fat 9.1g 46%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 42g
Protein 10g 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are quite a few easy desserts that you’re able to cook up in the mug. Personally, I think they’re all pretty good but if you want one similar to this one then be sure to check out the gooey chocolate brownie.

I hope that you like this banana mug cake and that you didn’t run into any issues making it. If you have some feedback, tips or anything else that you would like to say then please don’t hesitate to drop a comment right below.

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