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1 minute microwave banana mug cake in white ceramic mug served with banana slices
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5 from 7 votes

📋Microwave Banana Mug Cake (ready in 1 minute)

Looking for comfort food but not in a mood for anything elaborate? We got you covered with this delicious banana mug cake that needs very minimal prep work. It literally takes 1 minute in the microwave and 3 minutes of prep.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 min
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 516kcal


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • One generous pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Topping Options:

  • Choco chips
  • Toasted walnuts
  • Banana slices


  • Use very ripe banana for this recipe. This is very important to make the cake moist, sweet and delicious.
  • Peel the skin off ripe banana. Mash it really well.
  • Now add in all the wet ingredients. Add to mashed banana milk, melted butter, 1 lightly beaten egg and vanilla extract. Whisk everything together.
  • Time for dry ingredients. Add flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon powder. Mix until well combined.
  • Transfer the cake mix into individual servings mugs greased with oil or butter. Fill up the mugs ¾ full.
  • Throw in some choco chips and walnuts on top.
  • Place the mug into the microwave and cook on HIGH for about 60 seconds to 90 seconds.
  • Just before serving, top with banana slices, brown sugar-melted butter glaze, Nutella, Whipped cream, ice cream, toasted nuts, sea salt sprinkled on top, or maple syrup or honey drizzled on top.
  • We recommend eating immediately, while it’s still WARM!



  • Use wide mug that helps the cake rise while cooking. You need the size of the mug little bigger than the quantity of the cake mix, giving the cake enough room to rise.
  • Ensure you whisk well using fork. Fork helps get to the bottom of the mug (you can use mug directly to whisk all ingredients) and mix all ingredients thoroughly ensuring no lumps are left behind. Lumps can interfere with the cooking of the cake.
  • Every microwave is unique. Know your microwave. Adjust the time according to your microwave accordingly. Mug cake is ready when tooth pick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean or it’s firm when you touch but still can press into it a bit.
  • Do NOT OVERCOOK mug cake.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 1440mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 481mg | Iron: 3mg