Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

03.21.2012

Can something this good really be this easy to make?  Yes!  Oh how I love mug cakes. Simple yet divine.  This cake is like banana bread meets vanilla cake, then it’s smothered in a rich cream cheese frosting and of course it’s finished of with some chopped pecans. If you haven’t gotten into the mug cake craze yet then now is the time. This mug cake it unbelievably satisfying!  Curb that banana bread craving in a number of minutes and add a new recipe to your quick desserts recipe collection.

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Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 1 Large Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 overripe banana , mashed very well (scant 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 recipe Quick Cream Cheese Frosting , recipe follows
  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts , optional
  • Banana slices , optional

Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cream Cheese , softened in the microwave several seconds
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare Simple Cream Cheese Frosting according to directions listed, set aside. In a large mug, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add in mashed banana, vegetable oil, applesauce, buttermilk, egg yolk and vanilla, stir mixture until well blended (being sure to mix in the flour at the bottom of the mug well). Cook mixture in the microwave on HIGH power for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes until done being careful not to overcook or your cake may be spongy. Dollop with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting, sprinkle with optional nuts then garnish with optional banana slices. Enjoy warm (once mug cakes cool they aren't quite as good).

Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a small mixing bowl, using a fork, whisk together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
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24 comments

  • andrea: Takes 20 minutes to get all those ingredients!! June 1, 2015 at 6:12pm Reply

  • Tanya: I made it tonight for dessert. Oh my this was better then I thought! I ate it real sloooooow. I added the walnuts too. A keeper. April 16, 2015 at 7:34pm Reply

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