If you love bananas and chocolate, this is the cake for you! Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake is a rich, decadently chocolatey, banana cake. And it’s ready in only 5 minutes.
There’s nothing like a freshly baked dessert. As it cooks, the house fills with wonderful, comforting smells. You can almost taste it before it even finishes baking.
Now, let’s talk about bananas and chocolate. Separately, they are delicious, but when they are baked together, it is a whole new level of tasty. Banana and chocolate are a perfect flavor combination. Chocolate makes the banana richer and banana makes gives the chocolate a creamier flavor.
Each bite of Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake is jam-packed with melt-in-your-mouth banana-chocolatey goodness. With lightly sweetened banana batter and ooey-gooey chocolate chips, this small, flavor-packed cake can satisfy your dessert craving.
Indulge in a Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake
Sometimes you just want something sweet, but you don’t want to make a whole cake, pie, or another dessert. That’s where mug cakes come in. Mug cakes are a perfect quick and easy dessert. They are sweet, tasty, and seriously easy to make. You can prepare, cook, and eat them in the same dish. Perfect, right?!!
Every little step is made right in one mug or ramekin. That’s why it’s called a mug cake – one mug for one cake. So, there is virtually no cleanup. Plus, with only a few ingredients, it seriously couldn’t get easier.
Whether it’s the middle of the night or at the end of a long day, Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake can be ready in only 5 minutes. One bowl, five minutes, and one perfectly made cake – that sounds like quick and delicious math to me.
But don’t let all of this easy-peasy business make you think that you are sacrificing anything when it comes to flavor. Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake bursts with banana and chocolate flavor. Even with its small size, every bite tastes like it’s freshly baked in your oven. Your tastebuds won’t believe that you made it in your microwave.
What Makes this Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake healthier?
Mug cakes are a perfect portion size. One mug cake is all that you need for one person. But they can also be the perfect size to share. (My kids always dig into my mug cake every time I whip up a sweet mug cake.)
Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake is also a healthier cake. Unlike other banana chocolate chip cakes, this cake is made without butter, cream, oil, or eggs. Instead, it is given its rich texture from a combination of banana and low-fat sour cream. But don’t be fooled by its healthy ingredients, this is one amazing cake.
You can make it with or without the ice cream on top. My kids love it with ice cream, extra chocolate chips, and a raspberry on top (instead of a cherry). The hot and cold combination is just so tasty. But it still tastes amazing on its own, without the ice cream.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake
It’s chocolate and banana time! Find your favorite mug or ramekin. It is about to be filled with a sweet, yummy cake.
Before you start adding all of your ingredients, you’ll want to mash up your banana. You’ll only need about half of a banana for this recipe. So, you can save the other half. Mash up the banana until there are virtually no chunks. Then you can measure the banana and mix in more of the ingredients.
Add flour, sugar, banana, sour cream, baking powder, and vanilla. Stir it all together before adding in the chocolate chips. Mix it together to form the tasty batter. Since it’s made without egg, you can lick the spoon or fork clean. I always do!
Now all that’s left is popping it in the microwave to bake. In less than 2 minutes, your tasty cake will be ready. If you are cooking your cake in a smaller ramekin, like in the pictures, I recommend placing a piece of paper towel underneath your cake. If any of your delicious cake cooks over the side, the paper towel is there to catch it. Trust me, this makes clean up so much easier.
Since all microwaves are different, start by cooking it on high for 1 minute. Continue to cook for 10 seconds at a time until it is ready. You’ll know it’s finished when the top appears firm and a toothpick comes out clean.
Finally, it’s the best step. So, eat and enjoy!!
Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake
Sweet vanilla banana cake and warm chocolate chips are one yummy combination. And when it tastes like a slice of banana bread, there’s nothing like it.
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons banana, mashed
- 2 1/2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a microwave-safe mug, combine flour, sugar, banana, sour cream, baking powder, and vanilla.
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute. Continue to cook for 10-second intervals until the cake is firm on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for a few minutes before eating.
Mash the banana first before measuring the 2 and 1/2 tablespoons, it helps keep the batter even. You want to mash the banana until there are virtually no chunks.
If you love mug cakes, you may also enjoy Skinny Brownie Mug Cake
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