Dessert Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (University Foodie)

Published on October 4th, 2012 | by Rachel Budke


Chocolate Banana Mug Cake

Microwave mug cakes are the best!  The only bad thing is a lot of recipes that I have tried come out with an unusual texture to them.  However, there are a couple recipes that turned out great – and this is definitely one of them!  This recipe has more of a molten chocolate cake texture, as opposed to the more dense texture of other recipes.  If you still need more convincing, my sister called it the best mug cake ever.

This recipe originally calls for an egg, but I tested out using a banana instead.  Since I try to go to the store as little as possible, it’s much easier for me to find a banana than an egg.  However, if you have one, feel free to try it out in place of the banana and let me know how it is!

Makes 1 large or 2 medium mug cakes
Recipe adapted from: Symon’s Suppers, Cooking Channel


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a mug, melt together the butter and chocolate in the microwave, for about 60 seconds.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar, flour, banana and salt.
  3. Microwave your cake(s) for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Let cool for about 1 minute.

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Rachel is a senior at Kansas State University, where she is studying Bakery Science. In the fall of 2013 she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She loves cooking, photography and DIY projects.

2 Responses to Chocolate Banana Mug Cake

  1. Leslie says:

    Vivian thinks this would be even better with sprinkles on top!

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