Banana cake in a mug

    6 min

    An easy, one portion, banana cake made in a mug and cooked in the same mug, in the microwave. Really nice!

    7 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (optional)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1 ripe banana, mashed
    • 3 or 4 pecan nuts, crushed (optional)

    Prep:3min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:6min 

    1. Mix flour, caster sugar, brown sugar and vanilla sugar together in a large microwave safe mug. Add egg and mix well. Stir in oil, milk, mashed banana and crushed pecans; mix well to incorporate all the flour.
    2. Cook in microwave for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes on HIGH, or until cake has risen and is cooked through.
    3. Allow to cool slightly before eating straight from the mug.


    If you cannot find vanilla sugar, add one or two drops of vanilla extract instead.


    If you prefer not to eat out of the mug, run a knife around the sides of the mug, and tip the still warm cake onto a saucer.

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    I would have given 5 stars for taste, but gave 4 due to my small adjustments to the recipe. I always keep frozen bananas for smoothies, so decided to try this mug cake. I used only 1 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 packet Stevia sweetener, and regular vegetable oil instead of olive oil. It was moist & had good banana flavor; and was plenty sweet.. I would make it again.  -  28 Nov 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sorry, but I can not say that this was anything that I would make again. I have made other mug cakes before and some have been OK. Thought I'd use up a lonely banana on my counter and try this recipe. Glad I wasn't hungry!  -  18 Nov 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)