Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting


Banana Mug Cake! Can something this good really be this easy to make?  Yes!  Oh how I love mug cakes. Simple yet divine.

Banana Mug Cake

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

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Banana Mug Cake with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting

 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

Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Mug Cake
Author: Jaclyn


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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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