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Cake Batter Healthy Smoothie

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Get all the taste of a fun confetti cake in this healthy, low calorie 5 minute Cake Batter Smoothie that’s perfect for summer!

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Every now and then I have a good idea.  It’s true.  I promise. So a few months ago I was brainstorming while on a long drive and I thought to myself, “Melissa-you should make a smoothie that tastes like cake batter…everybody loves cake batter!”

After convincing myself it wasn’t weird to talk to myself like that, I thought to go one further-come up with a cake batter smoothie that was not only tasty but actually not bad for you too.  After a few trials, I’ve come up with a tasty, healthy smoothie that never fails to satisfy my sweet tooth with its cake batter goodness but also doesn’t make me feel guilty afterward!

close up of cake batter smoothie timmed with sprinkles and colorful straw

Ingredients

  • milk
  • yogurt
  • bananas
  • dry cake mix
ingredients for healthy cake batter smoothie

Step by step

It’s too easy to make this 5 minute healthy smoothie, simply combine milk, yogurt, a banana, and a bit of dry cake mix and blend together for a delicious treat!

How to safely eat dry cake mix

It was brought to my attention in the years since this post first published in 2014 that eating dry cake mix is not recommended by the FDA after a flour recall for bacterial contamination years ago.

One option is to heat treat the cake mix before making the smoothie.

The simplest way to do this is by putting flour into a bowl and microwaving it on high until it’s 165 degrees. The second option is to heat the flour in the oven. For this technique, you should preheat the oven to 300 degrees, spread the flour over a baking tray and bake it for two-minute intervals until the temperature hits 165 degrees.

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If you are concerned or uncomfortable with adding the cake mix to your smoothie I recommend substituting 1/4 – /1/2 teaspoon of this Cake Batter Extract instead.

almond milk and bananas in a blender from above

To make this cake batter smoothie extra fun I love to either top it or rim the cup in sprinkles! Simply moisten the rim of your smoothie glass and press into sprinkles on a plate.

rimming a glass with cake sprinkles

Variations

  • Change up the flavor by choosing a different type of cake mix, such as chocolate!
  • Add a protein boost and make this smoothie more filling by adding your favorite coordinating flavor protein powder to the smoothie.
  • Feel free to substitute dairy milk or other plant-based kinds of milk if desired.
cake batter healthy smoothie in glass with sprinkles on rim and colorful straw

You might also like to try this Healthy Chocolate Coffee Smoothie, Banana Pudding Smoothie, or Chocolate Almond Smoothie!

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cake batter smoothie in glass with sprinkle and straw

Cake Batter Healthy Smoothie


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Description

Get all the taste of a fun confetti cake in this healthy, low calorie 5 minute Cake Batter Smoothie that’s perfect for summer!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp yellow cake mix OR 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Cake Batter Extract
  • 1/21 banana, sliced and frozen
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat treat cake mix by microwaving or baking in 300 degree oven until temperature reaches 165.
  2. Combine all ingredients except sprinkles in a blender (affiliate link) and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glass and top with sprinkles if desired

Notes

  • If you are concerned or uncomfortable with adding the cake mix to your smoothie I recommend substituting 1/4 – /1/2 teaspoon of this Cake Batter Extract instead.
  • Change up the flavor by choosing a different type of cake mix, such as chocolate!
  • Add a protein boost by adding your favorite coordinating flavor protein powder to the smoothie.
  • Feel free to substitute dairy milk or other plant based milks if desired.
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 365
  • Sugar: 33.3 g
  • Sodium: 533.1 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.8 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.7 mg


A little extra tip-my little boys are constantly eating only half of a banana at a time so instead of wasting the rest a while back I started slicing their uneaten portions and throwing them in the freezer for smoothies-perfect for this recipe!

This recipe was originally posted April 2014 and updated with new photos and additional information June 2019.

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17 Comments

  1. very good, my kids liked it a lot! (I used the flavoring for it like you suggested instead of the cake mix just ot be safe)






    1. just had it calculated and it looks like 365 depending on the size of the banana Tasanee. I’ve updated the recipe to show the nutritional info. Hope that helps! ~Melissa

      1. I have updated the recipe with an alternative to adding in the cake mix Maria. This was originally published years ago before those recommendations were in place.






        1. Another option is to heat treat your cake mix before using. You can pop the dry mix in the oven,air fryer, or microwave to kill any dangerous bacteria. Just search “heat treat cake mix/flour” for simple instructions. Hope this helps someone.






  2. I made this smoothie tonight. It was alright. It probably would have been better if I used vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt. Next time I make it, I will use vanilla yogurt to see if it makes a difference.

  3. Hmmm…this is an interesting smoothie flavor. I’m sure the kids will love it since I don’ t like them eating raw cake batter…will be a nice substitute.

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