Perfect for a college dessert because it can be made in a microwave, this cake is both delicious and healthy!

megan

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix banana, flour, cocoa powder, honey, egg, milk, and baking soda together in a large microwave-safe mug.

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  • Heat in microwave on High until cake rises and is done in the middle, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

For a less healthy but very delicious option, add chocolate chips and serve with ice cream!

Substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for the banana, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 11.4g 23% DV; carbohydrates 79.7g 26% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; sodium 1334mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
So I decided to try my hand at the healthy chocolate mug cake. I bought some quinoa flour last month and decided to use it in this recipe. I also chose to use agave nectar in place of honey...and since the original recipe indicated you could use a fourth a cup of applesauce I did that instead of the banana...hmm interesting indeed! I can't detect the taste of the quinoa flour!!! Success!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2015
I thought this was okay but my husband didnt seem to care for it. Those that used applesauce seemed to have more sucess. The banana yields a slightly rubbery texture. So I may try it again with thate other fruit. After I mixed it it seemed like quite a bit of filling. I decided to bake it in ramekins. I sprayed 3 of them with Bakers Joy spray and filled them to the fill line on the inside of the cups. I microwaved them for 6 minutes stopping to check them every 2 minutes. (My microwave is a little small and slow). I would do 2 minutes at a time and see where it is at that point. It will have a baked look on top when it is done. Whatever it is put in it does rise above the container while cooking. So don't fill to the very top or it will leak down the mug. I let them cool a few minutes and turned them out of the ramekin. There was absolutely no sticking with the spray I used. I re-calculated the calories for 3 cakes and it came to 135 calories as made above. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2015
I thought this was okay but my husband didnt seem to care for it. Those that used applesauce seemed to have more sucess. The banana yields a slightly rubbery texture. So I may try it again with thate other fruit. After I mixed it it seemed like quite a bit of filling. I decided to bake it in ramekins. I sprayed 3 of them with Bakers Joy spray and filled them to the fill line on the inside of the cups. I microwaved them for 6 minutes stopping to check them every 2 minutes. (My microwave is a little small and slow). I would do 2 minutes at a time and see where it is at that point. It will have a baked look on top when it is done. Whatever it is put in it does rise above the container while cooking. So don't fill to the very top or it will leak down the mug. I let them cool a few minutes and turned them out of the ramekin. There was absolutely no sticking with the spray I used. I re-calculated the calories for 3 cakes and it came to 135 calories as made above. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2015
This recipe was just ok for me. It had a strong banana taste and not overly sweet. My husband felt like it lacked the chocolate taste. It did overflow my large mug in the microwave and I had to add a minute to the cook time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2015
I was looking for a quick sweet treat to have tonight and saw a pic of this on the front page. it's convenient and was enough to calm my chocolate urges. I used a large mug so I didn't have any trouble with overflowing like others did. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/03/2015
I would strongly recommend that you pour this mixture into 2 mugs because my single regular-size mug overflowed big time. Scooped and scraped it all up and put into a bowl, but it would make more sense just to make this 2 servings which also makes it "healthier." It was eaten, but I did not think the flavor was rich chocolate, and I doubt I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
So I decided to try my hand at the healthy chocolate mug cake. I bought some quinoa flour last month and decided to use it in this recipe. I also chose to use agave nectar in place of honey...and since the original recipe indicated you could use a fourth a cup of applesauce I did that instead of the banana...hmm interesting indeed! I can't detect the taste of the quinoa flour!!! Success!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2015
A recipe for someone wanting chocolate in a hurry. This recipe reminds me of chocolate banana loaf. I added some strawberries blueberries and whipped cream. Less calories since the recipe does not use oil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2015
I subbed chocolate sugar free torani syrup for the honey. I had a large mug so I figured I'd try it all in one. I got two drips down the side so all went well. It did puff up quite a bit when cooking. At first I wasn't thrilled with the texture but I let it cook and stirred it u a bit with a few areas that didnt cook all the way... that tasted much better to me so I think when I make it again I will slightly undercook this.. nice idea for the cake Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2015
This cake was very quick to get together used ingredients I normally have in my pantry. The cake did rise quite a bit but after I removed it from the microwave it sunk back into a dense cake. I liked the texture better than most mug cakes I have tried. It was moist and dense and not quite as spongy as some. It did have a strong banana & dark chocolate flavor. I liked the bitterness of the cocoa but for my personal taste it needed to be a little bit sweeter. It was a little too bitter for me. Next time I would add a little extra honey or opt to add some chocolate chips as the recipe submitter suggested. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2015
I used the applesauce instead of the banana and thought this made a lovely fast chocolate cake. Despite making this in two coffee cups it still overflowed but I kind of liked the look of it. We enjoyed it. Read More
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