Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 21, 2011


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.

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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…

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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!

*evil cackle*

*witch broom*

*licks whisk*



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.


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Anum August 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I don’t mean to be rude at all, just curious, but do you not get tired of having to wipe your counter after food spills on it?


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I’m used to having a huge clean up of the kitchen when Im done with it each day. It really isn’t much more work! :)


Heather August 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

This looks so good! One question, when you say vanilla, do you mean vanilla extract??


Kathi August 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

I made this tonight with chocolate soymilk and left out the carob powder and it was delicious!


Jackie @ That Deep Breath August 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Tonight’s dessert!! Yum! I can’t wait to try this. Seriously, nothing is better than cake batter.


jenna August 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

YUM. YUM. This may end up being tomorrow’s breakfast. The oat bran will understand. Or maybe I’ll sub that in instead of the oats… Mmmm; thanks Angela!

PS – I was at Le Chateau and thought of you when I saw that pink-splotted dress :)


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Your Recipes are the BEST!!!! Angela, I LOVE CAROB!!!


Stormy @Maoomba August 23, 2011 at 8:47 am

Angela, this smoothie looks amazing! As does your house. Thanks for sharing pictures of both.


Kaity August 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

i just came across your blog and this was the first recipe i saw and i had to make it and i abs love it! i cant wait to try all these other awesome recipes on here!thank u!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Aww thanks Kaity! :)


Tracy @ Commit To Fit August 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I am all over this, it looks delish!


Jolene ( August 24, 2011 at 1:15 am

I have been bookmarking your last few recipes like crazy girl!


Laura LaMontanaro August 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

Hi Angela, I have made quite a few of your recipes all successfully and deliciously. Thank you so much. I was wondering if you have any nutritional data available. I only ask because my niece is a terrible vegetarian. And by terrible, I mean she doesn’t have a good grasp on how to achieve the right balance of proteins, carbs, veges etc.
Any help at all?


Jennifer August 24, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Just made this smoothie! So good! :D


Sarah August 25, 2011 at 7:38 am

I don’t have any chocolate chips at the moment (gasp!) but I made this for breakfast this morning anyway. I’m sure it would be better with more chocolate (what isn’t?), but it was still pretty damn good. :)


Sarah @ August 25, 2011 at 8:19 pm

had this for dinner tonight, haha…a little ghetto for dinner but I couldn’t help myself, it looked too good. AND IT WAS. AWESOME, I love it! It’s a great healthy dessert


Stephanie August 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Omg Angela I made this only I added 2 cups of spinach and some protein powder….AMAZING!!! Your reci


Stephanie August 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

What that was supposed to say is your recipes are a staple in my house :) Thank you!!


Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips August 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! I just posted a Black Forest Smoothie on my site- think chocolate and cherries- crazy good!


Abby R August 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

This smoothie made my very crap-tastic and nearly terrible day SO much better…. and it just kept getting better the further down my glass I got, SO GOOD. Thanks AGAIN for sharing a fabulous recipe :-D :-D


JenATX August 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

i love your commentary angela! have you always had a wacky sense of humor or did it really come out when you began writing this blog?


Angela August 31, 2011 at 8:24 am

I know this is heaven ’cause i make them for my daughter every morning! I will try your recipe though for myself…i LOVE chocolate and cinnamon together! On top of the dark chocolate almond milk, Daughter gets carnation instant breakfast in hers….i’m sure it is not ‘glow worthy’, but she loves the stuff. DIVINE!!


Suzanne May 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm

It is taking everything I have not to make this and it it for dinner tonight. Instead I will eat my spaghetti and marinara and save this for my morning snack tomorrow. I may dream about it…..


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 9, 2012 at 11:13 am

heh sweet dreams!


Sharlene June 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

Have the nutitional info for this recipe?


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

No Im sorry I dont but I would guess it’s around 20-30 cals per tablespoon.


Laura July 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I just tried this recipe and it came out fabulous!! So exquisite for my taste buds that I’m in heaven now… Thanks!


Deidre August 14, 2012 at 10:34 am

Hi Angela,

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!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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.


Emily October 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012 at 7:25 am

Yes the oats thicken it up a lot…the taste is only mild from the oats. goodluck!


frosting357 November 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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)…


Mariah January 8, 2013 at 7:51 am

Just made this for breakfast (with peanut butter instead of cashew butter). Amazing treat to start the day! Thank you!


Allyson April 6, 2013 at 2:27 am

In my opinion, this is one of your best recipes. Fantastic!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Thanks so much Allyson!


Darcey April 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Wow, just made this for my family. Let’s just say, we are all happy right now ;)


Molly April 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Looks super delicious. Would this be a breakfast or a snack?


Deb June 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

Wow! That was delicious. Definitely a keeper…


Clarissa September 15, 2013 at 12:41 am

It’s not that chocolate-ty


Dhara November 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Sorry if this is a silly question, but by vanilla, do you mean vanilla essence?


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 12, 2013 at 8:08 am

Not silly at all, I mean pure vanilla extract


CdnSkMom November 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

I am SO having this for breakfast tomorrow with a little kale in it, thanks!


Dezxb February 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm

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 :)


Alyssa April 7, 2014 at 11:41 pm

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.


Elsa June 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

This was soooo good! I made the cocoa version for breakfast alongside some fruit and yoghurt, and OH SWEET CHOCOLATE! Thanks for sharing!


SJ Cory June 11, 2014 at 1:24 am

Will this work with cocoa nibs in place of the chocolate chips?


SJ Cory June 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

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


Janine October 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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 :-).


Kelly McDonald October 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

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


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