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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!
- dry cake mix
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.TheDailyMeal.com
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.
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.
- 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.
If you’ve tried this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!Print
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.