WW Recipe of the Day: Gluten-Free Microwave Mug Banana Cocoa Pudding Cake
Satisfy those chocolate urges with this simple microwave pudding cake for one. Without any flour to help absorb the egg and banana, the texture of this cake reminds me a lot of bread pudding—semi-solid yet slightly mushy.
While it only takes minutes to prepare and cook, you could always thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the mug, then cover and refrigerate until you're ready to heat and enjoy.
Once cooled, enjoy your cake directly from the mug, or remove it to a small plate.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Mug Cake?
According to my calculations, each serving has 159 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make Microwave Mug Pudding Cake
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Spray inside of mug with nonstick spray.
Step 3: Add cocoa powder, sugar, salt, egg and mashed banana to mug and blend with a fork until thoroughly combined, smoothing out any lumps.
Step 4: Microwave (affiliate link) on HIGH powder for 60 seconds. Check if cake is puffy and set in the center. If not, microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds more, or until cake is set in the center.
Step 5: Allow to cool. Eat directly from the mug or remove to a small plate.
Recipe Notes, Substitutions & Variations
A very soft, over-ripe medium banana covered with brown spots will give you about ½ cup mashed. Be sure to thoroughly mash the banana with a fork until it's almost liquid before measuring out ½ cup.
Turn this into a chocolate chip cake by adding 1 - 2 teaspoons mini semisweet chocolate chips before microwaving. Be sure to add 1 to 2 SmartPoints with this addition.
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Microwave Banana Cocoa Mug Cake
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Truvia baking blend
- Pinch of salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup mashed over-ripe banana
- Gather and prepare all ingredients. Spray inside of mug with nonstick spray.
- Add cocoa powder, sweetener, salt, egg and mashed banana to mug and blend with a fork until thoroughly combined, smoothing out any lumps.
- Microwave on HIGH powder for 60 seconds. Check if cake is puffy and set in the center. If not, microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds more, or until cake is set in the center.
- Allow to cool. Eat directly from the mug or remove to a small plate.
Recipe source: 250 Best Meals in a Mug: Delicious Homemade Microwave Meals in Minutes (affiliate link) by Camilla V. Saulsbury
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Quick & Easy Cakes for Weight Watchers
- WW 3-2-1 Microwave Cake Mug
- Gluten-Free No Cake Mix Mug Cake
- Easy 2-Ingredient Pineapple Cake
- Guiltless 7-Up Cupcakes
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I wonder if canned pumpkin could be substituted for the ripe banana?
Hi Kathie, I haven't tried it but think it would work, though you might need a little more sweetener because bananas are much sweeter than pumpkin. ~Martha
Amazingly good!! Easy, few ingredients and low cal.