These days, the hot thing in the kitchen seems to be “mug cakes.” If you’re not familiar with the name, a mug cake is simply a cake or quick bread made single serving in a mug.
This trend is popular on Instagram and Tik Tok, as well as the rest of the world. Find out how a simple trick lets you make delicious, single-serving treats at home in just a few minutes.
These mug cakes are quick to go together and made easy by cooking in the microwave. What a great concept for people who live alone and don’t typically make dessert because there is so much leftover.
You could use this technique for any type of cake or bread such as carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cake, zucchini bread, and cranberry-raisin bread.
The recipe is super simple to follow, it requires only a handful of ingredients and it contains no eggs, so it can be enjoyed by people following a plant-based diet.
Since it is made in a mug, it is a single-serve dessert that requires no other preparation.
When it comes out of the microwave, grab a fork and enjoy the deliciousness right out of the mug.
Here is the full recipe for the best banana mug cake recipe you will ever make. Try it and see what you think.
- 3 heaping tbsp self-raising flour
- 3 heaping tbsp borwn sugar
- 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 1/3 of an overripe banana
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp whipped cream, optional
- Place the ⅓ of a banana in the bottom of the mug and mash it with a fork. Add the butter, sugar, and cinnamon and mix well. Next, add in the flour and mix until well combined. The batter should be smooth and creamy, with no visible lumps.
- Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 90 seconds. Test for doneness with a toothpick in the center. Grab a fork and start eating it while it is still warm and tasty.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 4g
Tips For The Best Banana Mug Cake
- Let your butter set out and room temperature
- Use the largest mug you have to prevent overflow
- Use gluten-free flour if you have sensitivities to gluten
- The directions are for a 900-watt microwave, increase cooking time by 30 seconds for microwaves under 900 watts.
- Save your overripe bananas specifically for this recipe
- Always add your flour to the wet ingredients to avoid sticking at the bottom
- If you don’t have self-raising flour, use regular flour plus 1/2 tsp baking powder.
- Any type of sugar will work in this recipe (brown sugar, white sugar, coconut sugar)
- Mug cakes are best enjoyed straight out of the microwave
Enjoy this delicious mug cake as an after-dinner dessert, afternoon snack, or whenever you have a hankering for something sweet.
The batch is small so there won’t be leftover batter to use up and no waste. It’s the perfect go-to dessert for any time.
You may also like our Healthy Banana Bread Recipe. It’s the best!