Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting


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.


Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 1 Large Mug Cake


  • 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


  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.
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


  • MyFudo™: I’d have the cream cheese recipe useful when needed too. This is an awesome post!Thanks for sharing. March 22, 2012 at 10:37pm Reply

  • ShancesFoodTour: I’ll have to try this soon. Looks so good March 26, 2012 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Diana: I love chocolate mug cake, and I was looking for different flavors. Thanks for sharing, have a nice day! :D June 12, 2012 at 6:07pm Reply

  • nate.primecp: We featured your recipes in out weekly Food Trend Friday blog post. You can check it out here. Thanks and love the recipes! July 27, 2012 at 9:08am Reply

  • Anonymous: Sure wish I could Pin these wonderful recipes September 9, 2012 at 10:58am Reply

    • Madeline: You can there is an option at the end of the recipe before the comments. February 23, 2014 at 2:59pm Reply

  • DSpencer2u: What would happen if you used a little less white sugar, and the whole egg instead of only the yolk?
    October 23, 2012 at 2:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It just wont be as sweet and it might taste a little bit egg-y and have a different texture than what I got. You can always try it though =). October 23, 2012 at 9:16pm Reply

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  • jayde.: tried this and it’s so tasty. April 21, 2013 at 5:08pm Reply

  • Lisa: This sounds very good…Can this be made in the oven or only in the microwave? I don’t like to cook or use a microwave. July 28, 2013 at 8:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It should also turn out delicious if baked in the oven. I just don’t know how long it would take? August 6, 2013 at 9:48am Reply

  • Rachael: Do you know how many calories are in this? Including the icing? August 22, 2013 at 6:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m sorry but unfortunately I don’t have calorie count for the recipes I post but you can find it on sites like and sparkpeople. August 22, 2013 at 7:54pm Reply

  • Shawn: OMG these are so good August 24, 2013 at 8:06am Reply

  • Bliss: I just ate mine and it’s delicious! I doubled the recipe so I could make one for my husband who also loved it. Two thumbs up. November 22, 2013 at 2:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to see the two thumbs up review. Glad you and your husband loved it! November 24, 2013 at 2:11pm Reply

  • Lauren: Just tried this and it was amazing!! I also didn’t have buttermilk but looked online for a way to make it — with either white wine vinegar or lemon juice with milk. Still came out perfect :) thanks! January 7, 2014 at 5:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked this cake Lauren and thanks for letting us know the sub works great in this! January 15, 2014 at 11:20pm 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

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

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