Nutella Banana Mug Cake

Nutella with banana is one of my favorite combinations when it comes to desserts. After posting the recipe of Nutella French Toast, I realized people love it when I share recipes that are easy to make using minimal ingredients given the current lock-down situation. Nutella banana mug cake is an easy dessert that can be made in under 5 minutes using the ingredients easily available in the kitchen.

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There is a disclaimer: this does not taste like a regular cake because many ingredients that we use in a regular cake are missing, like baking powder and dairy; this is just a quick fix solution to your sugar cravings during this lock-down period. So, if you want to get a better flavor, I suggest you add them.

So, this is a go-to-recipe if you have an overripe banana or if you want a quick dessert in no time.

I have used Nutella in this recipe, but if you don’t have access to it, you can very well substitute it with any chocolate or peanut butter.

So all you gotta do is mix take a microwave proof mug and mash a very ripe banana at the bottom of it. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well with a fork. And microwave for 3-4 minutes. It’s as simple as that!

Nutella Banana Mug Cake

Recipe by Nihala ParveenCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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Nutella Banana Mug Cake is a very easy dessert that can be made in under 5 minutes in the microwave. This dessert uses minimal and basic ingredients.


  • Banana – 1/2

  • All-purpose flour – 1.5 Tbsp

  • Egg – 1

  • Nutella – 1 Tbsp

  • Sugar – 2 Tsp (optional)

  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 Tsp

  • Oil – 2 Tsp

  • A pinch of salt


  • Mash the banana at the bottom of a microwave-proof mug and add all the other ingredients.
  • Whisk with a fork to a smooth batter and microwave for 2 minutes*.
  • Optional: Top with cinnamon sugar, Nutella, walnuts, and mint.

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  • The time may vary depending on the microwave that you own. This is just a rough estimate.

Lastly, if you try this Nutella Banana Mug Cake recipe, do let me know. I always try to respond to every comment and message. Also, check out my Instagram page where the photos of my recipes first see the light. 


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