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How to make Banana Mocha Pudding Mug Cake

by Stephanie

Banana and chocolate go together as good as peanut butter and jelly, which is why this Banana Mocha Pudding Mug Cake is out of this world amazing! Plus, it’s so easy to make right in your microwave!

Title image with the banana mocha cake on a salmon colored plate on a floral towel with a fork

Ingredients for Banana Mocha Pudding Cake

Ingredients to make banana mocha pudding cake
  • unsweetened cocoa
  • white sugar
  • an egg
  • a banana
  • instant coffee granules
  • salt
  • optional: chocolate chips

How do you make this pudding cake?

Four collage image with the process shots to mix up the banana mocha cake

This is one of those recipes that you can just throw together and mix up and then cook in the microwave. Then…Voila! You have a delicious banana-chocolate cake you can’t wait to sink your teeth into.

First mash up a banana in a separate bowl. A ripe banana works best, but if it’s still a little green, it’s okay, too. I just mash and mash when it’s still a little unripen and that brings out the sugars and flavors.

Combine the cocoa, sugar, coffee, and salt and mix it up in the mug.

Add the egg and banana and mix it up really well. Make sure you don’t leave any dry ingredients at the bottom unmixed.

If you want, you can sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the cake. This adds another level richness for even more chocolate goodness. This step is completely optional.

The banana mocha cake batter in the green mug on a floral towel

Cook in the microwave for 90 seconds, until the cake is puffed up and the middle looks cooked.

Remove it from the microwave.

A green mug on a floral towel with the cooked banana mocha cake

You can eat it directly from the mug or serve is on a plate. To serve it on a plate, I slide a knife all around the sides and then place the saucer on top of the mug and flip it over. Then, I give it a good hard shake to release the bottom of the cake.


Toppings for your Banana Mocha Cake

A forkful of Banana Mocha Pudding Cake over a salmon plate with the rest of the cake.

This cake is pretty rich, especially if you add chocolate chips. But, if you want to top it with something, I’d recommend a few options:

  • a dollop of whipped cream – either fresh or right out of the can
  • a spoonful of Nutella
  • a spoonful of peanut butter – chocolate, banana, and peanut butter is a delicious combo!
  • a drizzle of chocolate syrup
  • a drizzle of chocolate fudge
  • a scoop of ice cream

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Banana Mocha Pudding Cake
Yield: 1 serving

Banana Mocha Pudding Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds


  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chocolate chips


Mash the banana.

Combine the sugar, coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and salt in the mug.

Add the banana and egg and mix thoroughly.

Heat in the microwave for 90 seconds, until the center is done and the cake has puffed up.


You can leave out the instant coffee, if desired. It just adds a richness to the flavor.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 29gProtein: 10g

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