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If you like banana bread, cakes that take only about a minute to cook, and things that sound too good to be true, you're really going to enjoy this! Garnish with sliced banana, a dusting of cocoa, or shaved chocolate if you prefer.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
2 mins
5 mins
12 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ripe banana, brown sugar, white sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, melted butter, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl; use a potato masher to mash the mixture into a smooth puree. Add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips until evenly mixed.

  • Transfer batter evenly into two lightly buttered coffee mugs or cups. Tap a few times on a towel to settle everything down and ensure there are no air pockets.

  • Microwave cups, one at a time, until a toothpick comes out clean, about 1 minute.

  • Let cool before serving.

  • Optional: Garnish each with banana slices and dust with sugar. Brulee the tops with a blowtorch.

Chef's Notes:

The walnuts and chocolate chips are optional. You can add a splash of rum to this cake if you like.

You might have to experiment with cook times depending on your personal microwave.

Nutrition Facts

602 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 81.2g; fat 30.4g; cholesterol 46.4mg; sodium 444.3mg. Full Nutrition