Recipe: Banana Nutella Mug Cake

There are few better combinations than banana and nutella – agreed? There have been occasions where my evening treat has simply been a slice of banana, which I have sat spreading with nutella… #sorrynotsorry

 photo Banana Nutella Mug Cake 2_zpsf6bn5wsg.jpgThis is the slightly more sophisticated version.

I say slightly; there’s not a huge amount of sophistication to be got from eating microwave cake out of a mug. This is the kind of recipe that you make and take straight to the sofa, curl up under a blanket and eat whilst reading a good book. And that, my friends, is my ideal student lifestyle right there…

I’ve played about with the recipe to make it not-taste of egg, not be too sweet, not too cakey (it’s very close to traditional banana bread in texture). It’s pretty much ideal for me, but for a less gooey cake just add a little more flour. The sponge is light but still gooey, sweet with banana but not so sweet that you don’t get the hit of nutella. Because nutella.

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 photo Banana Nutella Mug Cake 3_zpsvw5djzfu.jpgIngredients

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoon flour (self raising – or use plain and add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or any other oil – don’t use a strongly flavoured cooking oil!), melted if solid
  • 1-2 teaspoons of nutella

Mash up your banana, then add to a big mug. Beat in the egg and the milk. Stir in the rest of the rest of the ingredients (except the nutella) until it is all combined.

Take your nutella and try and spoon it into the centre of the mix – if it stays on the top it might burn. Microwave on medium powder for around 1 minute – until risen and gooey. Make sure you put a plate underneath as it will probably overflow!

 photo Banana Nutella Mug Cake 1_zpsyxq5pjv3.jpgCook for a few minutes before enjoying. Adding extra nutella if you are greedy like me…

Have you ever made a mug cake before?

PS: I’m working on a recipe for microwave mug Mac’n’Cheese. Watch this space! 

  • YES!! I love this, perfect studenty dessert, and a combination of 2 of my favourite things; banana and nutella!! Thank You so much for this recipe – great idea!!

    JosieVictoriaa // // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

    • ninegrandstudent

      I just love the combination, so good! x

  • Georgia

    I love mug cakes! They’re so quick and easy to make! I’m usually boring and just do chocolate though so will have to give this one a try 🙂 xx

    Chasing Belle 23

    • ninegrandstudent

      This one is great – and a bit towards your 5 a day too! 😉 x

  • Omg this looks amazing! I’ve never made a mug cake but I bet these are just the best rather than making a big cake and having heaps left over! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      They are perfect when I just fancy a little treat, and quick too! x

  • Well that does sound like an amazing combination! I love nutella and banana crepes. I’ve made a mug cake back when they were first “discovered” but wasn’t the biggest fan. It was a little dry, although I haven’t given it another shot since.

    Nat | Dignifiable

    • ninegrandstudent

      This one is definitely not dry, give it a go! x

  • Jennifer K

    This sounds delicious, and I’ve been saving this post thinking about trying this out… then realised I have no microwave. D’oh. Might need to try this out next time I’m home instead!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Ah no! I couldn’t live without my microwave, making porridge on the hob takes far too much effort 😉 x

  • I love a good mug cake, this sounds delicious! My housemate is Italian and she has this amazing chocolate/nut spread that’s like fancy Nutella, so I might try your recipe with that as a substitute 🙂 xx


    • ninegrandstudent

      That sounds AMAZING! x