Banana Mug Cake


An easy, single-portion, banana cake prepared and microwaved in a mug is the perfect quick treat with very little effort.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving


  • 3 tablespoons self-rising flour

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (Optional)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • 3 crushed pecans, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla sugar in a large microwave-safe mug. Add egg and mix well. Stir in oil, milk, mashed banana, and pecans. Mix well to incorporate all the flour.

  2. Microwave at high power until cake has risen and is cooked through, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly before eating.

Cook's Notes:

If you cannot find vanilla sugar, add 1 or 2 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
26g Fat
90g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 615mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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