Sometimes a girl just needs a bowl of chocolate cake batter all to herself.
There I said it.
And not feel the least bit insane.
We’ve been spending every spare moment working on the house and I’m starting to go a bit crazy. More than usual. I don’t know when Date Night became Friday night at the hardware store, but it’s not funny anymore!
We do clean up well though…
Also, have you ever tried to find someone to help you at those Big Box stores? The phrase needle in a haystack comes to mind.
“Is that a worker over there?”, I squint my eyes miles down the aisle.
“Oh I think it might be…Oh wait, that’s just a shopper wearing an orange tank top…false alarm’, Eric says slinking off.
Instead of turning to alcohol, this gal turns to chocolate. Much like aisle 17, we all have our vices.
Mind you, after slurping this smoothie down it occurred to me that some chocolate flavoured liqueur would have gone just splendidly in this chocolate smoothie!
Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie
Inspired by Katie.
Yield: 1 serving
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cups oats
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp carob powder/flour (see note below)
- 1 tbsp cashew butter (gives it a batter taste, but other nut butters should work too)
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 2 ice cubes
1. In a small bowl, mix the oats and almond milk. Place in fridge and let it soak for at least 1 hour to soften. This prevents the oats from feeling too gritty in the smoothie.
2. After soaking, add to blender along with the rest of the ingredients (except chocolate) blend on high speed until smooth. Add chocolate chips and blend on low until chunky. Serve and enjoy!
Note: If you don’t have carob powder, I would try subbing 1 tsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp liquid sweetener.
With first slurp, my eyes rolled back in my head (I swear it wasn’t spiked) and I was suddenly floating in a chocolate river on a raft made of chocolate squares. Puffy Marshmallows encased my torso as a life jacket. I clenched my bowl of cake batter close to me as if it was my only child.
There is no sawdust in my chocolate river.
No paint cans.
No cat deciding it’s a good idea to climb the new curtains.
Really bad idea, cat.
There is no bed-in-a-bag that looks like a bed-in-a-bag on the bed.
There is no trying to fit said bed-in-a-bag back into the bag to return.
There is no furniture scattered about.
Just sweet, sweet chocolate cake batter.
As I spooned my cake batter, I spotted Eric out of the corner of my eye. He was concerned, only in the way that men are when they see their woman with the other man.
Mr. Chocolate, or course. Have you met him? He gets around.
I looked over at Eric with a sheepish grin, not knowing that I was sporting a big chocolate mustache that pretty much put me into crazy territory. As husbands do, he quickly pointed out my chocolate mustache and laughed at me.
Mr. Chocolate would never laugh at me.
I gripped my bowl a bit tighter as he came closer.
This cake batter was mine.
‘You missed a spot.’, he said with a smirk while pointing to the smudge of chocolate on the side of my cheek.
Have the nutitional info for this recipe?
No Im sorry I dont but I would guess it’s around 20-30 cals per tablespoon.
I just tried this recipe and it came out fabulous!! So exquisite for my taste buds that I’m in heaven now… Thanks!
I’m a new reader, and I just wanted to compliment you on your blog. It has become one of my new go-to cooking sites! I have made this chocolate cake batter smoothie a couple of times now, and it is so tasty. It’s just the perfect treat when I’m craving something sweet! Thanks for all the great recipe ideas!
Hey Deidre, Thank you so much for your compliments on the blog, that means so much to me. The smoothie is a fav of mine too…in fact, I should make it this week… :) Have you tried the crazy woman chocolate blender pudding yet? I love that one too for a treat.
Can you taste the oats?? I would like to replace half the oats (or all of them) with ground flax seed. Are the oats only there to thicken it up?
Yes the oats thicken it up a lot…the taste is only mild from the oats. goodluck!
Yummmm….Cant wait to try it! I use instant oatmeal in my morning smoothies and it softens up super quick…(if anyone is in a hurry to get to their chocolate smoothie nirvana)…
Just made this for breakfast (with peanut butter instead of cashew butter). Amazing treat to start the day! Thank you!
In my opinion, this is one of your best recipes. Fantastic!
Thanks so much Allyson!
Wow, just made this for my family. Let’s just say, we are all happy right now ;)
Looks super delicious. Would this be a breakfast or a snack?
Wow! That was delicious. Definitely a keeper…
It’s not that chocolate-ty
Sorry if this is a silly question, but by vanilla, do you mean vanilla essence?
Not silly at all, I mean pure vanilla extract
I am SO having this for breakfast tomorrow with a little kale in it, thanks!
Oh my, amazing! I used chocolate almond milk, regular all purpose flour, and 1tbls cocoa powder + 1tsp sugar instead of the chocolate chips. I also just microwaved the oats & almond milk for about 35 seconds – I had to make this as soon as I read it! Delicious :)
Oh my gosh, I just laughed so heartily my boss walked up to my desk to see what was going on! This post should be labeled NSFW…you are so darn hilarious.
This was soooo good! I made the cocoa version for breakfast alongside some fruit and yoghurt, and OH SWEET CHOCOLATE! Thanks for sharing!
Will this work with cocoa nibs in place of the chocolate chips?
I’m enjoying my smoothie right now. This taste like it should be bad for you! I think I’ve finally found a healthy alternative for when I’m craving something yummy but unhealthy (like a Twinkie). Thank you much!
Side note: the cocoa nibs worked in place of the chocolate chips
OMG, this is SO YUMMY! I made it with 1 Tbsp. cocoa and 2 Tbsp. maple sirup instead of the carob and 1 Tbsp. cocoa nibs instead of the chocolate chips – it couldn’t have been any better!
I just found your blog and love it. I bought your book instantly – apparently, I got the last copy of it on Amazon Germany :-).
Drinking this right now! Pure heaven! The cashew butter is so key for that cake batter-y taste! I made it with raw cacao and 1 date instead of carob, and it still turned out wonderfully. I even threw in some maca and a spoonful of chocolate hemp protein powder, and it didn’t compromise the cake batter brilliance. Thanks for always sharing the most incredible recipes. <3