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Banana Mug Cake for One

Mug cake
This is a fun dessert-in-a-mug that takes minutes to make yet is surpisingly good. It is basically like pudding or banana bread. The perfect dessert when you're at home alone and have a banana to use up. Choose a large mug and place on a plate in the microwave in case it overflows.
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 ripe banana (or I used 1/2 a very ripe banana)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour (or substitute self-rising flour for the flour and baking powder)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • optional: serve with a scoop of ice cream or a sprinkle of nuts
Put butter into mug and microwave for 30 seconds to melt.

Add in milk (so egg will not cook), and then egg, and lightly beat with a fork until combined.

Add banana into the mug, mash, and continue stirring with fork until mixed through.

Finally, add dry ingredients into the mug and beat with your fork until combined.

Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.

The pudding should be risen and still slightly gooey in the middle. If still undercooked for your liking, cook it further in 10 second bursts in the microwave.

Inspired by an old banana and the recipe here


5 Responses to Banana Mug Cake for One
Talia says:

Tried with 1/2 banana again and regular flour (not self-raising). 1 min + 15 secs + 10 secs at power 6. Good! Could use more spicing. Double the cinnamon at least.

2016-12-16 20:09:06 -0800
Talia says:

Tried with half an egg. Added some vanilla. Good! Def add lots of cinnamon.

2017-02-14 21:52:07 -0800
Talia says:

Did with 1 banana, 1/2 egg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, some ginger, and some allspice and vanilla.

2.30 in the microwave at power level 5.

2018-04-28 19:56:00 -0700
Talia says:

Meant to say 2 minutes 30 seconds.

2018-04-28 19:56:39 -0700
Talia says:

Put raisins in it.

2018-04-28 20:17:57 -0700