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Monday, April 19, 2021

Microwave: Mug O'Banana Cake (Non-Dairy)

I had several over-ripe bananas in the freezer, in order to avoid waste.

What could I do with an over-ripe banana? Obviously, banana bread comes to mind, but could I find a mug recipe?
In my internet search, I got lost in the jungle of banana recipes.

There were banana cake, mug or regular size, recipes.

There were banana bread recipes and banana bread pudding recipes in various sizes.

Plus, I found a Mug recipe for Eggless Banana Cake.

I got confused. Did the recipe call for a banana or a ripe banana or an over-ripe banana? Was the recipe a full-sized recipe or a mug recipe? Did the recipe call for ingredients I did not have or did not use?

There are days when I can’t keep recipes straight and confuse several recipes when I begin preparations. So, it was with caution, I choose one recipe to try.

I got lucky. I choose “Banana Bread Cake in a Mug.” Of course, I made modifications.

Microwave: Mug O’Banana Cake (Non-Dairy)
(Adapted from: https://www.rd.com/food/fun/cake-in-a-mug/)

1 TBspn Veg oil
1 Egg
2-3 Tbspns Coconut creme, or milk, or milk substitute
2 TBspns Sugar
1/2 Over-ripe medium or large banana
1 Slice Bread, multigrain, torn into pieces
1 Capful Vanilla flavoring
1-2 Shakes Cinnamon powder
1 TBspn Nuts, crushed, or Almond slivers (Optional)
1 TBspn Raisins (Optional)
Optional Toppings: fresh fruit, sliced, or dry fruit, or cinnamon, or frosting, or honey

  • In a mug, add oil, egg, and coconut creme.
  • Stir well. Whip for 30 seconds or more.
  • Add sugar.
  • Stir well.
  • Add banana.
  • Stir, mix and whip well.
  • Add bread, vanilla, cinnamon.
  • Add nuts, and raisins.
  • Stir thoroughly to mix all items together. Make sure bread is soaked in liquid. Stir and whip well.
  • Mixture will be like batter.
  • Cover mug with saucer, microwave (1500 kw) on high for 3:30-4 minutes. Saucer may pop off as mixture rises.
    Use knife to separate cake from sides of mug.
  • Tip onto plate.
Topping Variations:
  • Fresh, canned, or dry fruit.
  • Drizzle with honey.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Spread frosting over top of banana cake. See below.
Variation: if you add a frosting, Let the cake cool.

Cut cake in half horizontally.
Spread topping over cake tops.
Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).


2 TBspns Cream cheese
1 Tspn Confectionery sugar
1 Tspn Sugar
1 Tspn Lime juice
1 Tspn Peanut Butter
1 Capful Vanilla flavoring
1/4 Tspn Ground cinnamon
Place ingredients into a refrigerator container with a lid.
Mix, stir and mash ingredients together until smooth.
After icing the Banana Cake, save any remains in the refrigerator for your next Mug O'Banana Cake.
So many great thoughts came to mind as I made this recipe for the sixth and seventh time.
I should save the seeds that are left in the bread bag for use elsewhere.
I used bananas given to me by a family of friends before they returned to the States to make this recipe several times, which made this cake recipe special.
So, this Banana Cake recipe is a good memory recipe like mom’s green bean casserole, it will always bring a smile.

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