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.
I was sold on the name alone! With the description, now I really want to try it! :)
I’ve never heard of such a thing, but my life has just been taken in a new, most beautiful direction.
I just made this without any oats or cashew butter (due to lack of them) and it was still totally amazing. I can only imagine how the recipe tastes in its entirety!
Wow good to know, thanks Lori!
Ahh, a chocolate river… I’ve wished those were real ever since I first read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. :P
I thought I was the only one ;-)
I’m thinking this might be the perfect Monday morning smoothie…I’m not sure I’ve ever been this excited for a Monday morning! LOL
Just made this, and it was AMAZING. I used cocoa powder and Agave. YUM! :)
Yummy!!! Do you have any suggestions for a banana substitute for those of us who very sadly can’t eat them?
Fabulous story telling Angela! Loved this and really made me smile. I make a carob milkshake with tons of ice and a base of avocado with vanilla and cinnamon which I will never share! ;)
you are brilliant. this sounds so delicious! your house is looking amazing by the way!
I think I just drooled on my laptop a little…
This looks amazing. You do wonders with taking smoothies to new levels :) The renovations are coming on well too!
Oh holy yum in a bowl! Would using regular milk work as opposed to almond milk?
Haha love this post! Sometimes we do indeed need big ole bowls of chocolate and we shouldn’t feel guilty, not one bit! :) House is looking great btw!
I actually laughed out loud when I read your email this morning!! You are hilarious!! And what a beautiful taupe paint color..:):)
LOL! Who needs men when you’ve got a bowl of chocolate cake batter!? :P (Don’t tell Eric I said that!) Sounds divine Ange… might just have to be tomorrow’s breakfast!
your house is FAB! would love to see an outside pic!
I get chocolate cravings once in a while so this will be perfect for that. I might be getting a craving now…
I love reading about your house projects- the new room looks amazing, I love the colours!
You sure know how to start a Monday morning! The house looks amazing..and I’m pretty sure you’ve given Mama pea a run for her money in the humor department this morning ;).
I know the reno has to be a pain in the rump but the payoff is beautiful and just think of how satisfying it’ll be when it’s all done!
this looks SO good!!! I have to try this. I could totally use some more chocolate in my life.
This made me smile and laugh out loud! I really love that you took us on your chocolate fantasy. Great narrative (and pictures, obviously!)
I definitely turn to chocolate, not alcohol! Much more satisfying! Just the name caught my eye and I had to check out the recipe…it’s saved!!
This looks amazing! Would unsweetenedalmond milk work? If I use unsweetened, should I add a sweetener?
I’m 7 months pregnant. I need this smoothie. For the baby, of course. :-)
Fantastic work on that room, by the way! It looks great!
That looks amazing!
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I haven’t bought carob powder but I’m acquiring quite a collection of recipes that use it. For how much I love chocolate, I’m going to have to get some.
Yum! I just made this for lunch but used half a frozen banana, no oats, 1 tsp of cashew/almond/peanut butter (from target), and 1 tbsp greek yogurt with a small swirl of chocolate syrup on top and raw oats. So good, it filled me up too!
oh and I used 1 tsp cocoa powder and 1/3 tsp stevia
Mmmm, Angela, this was a great spin on Katie’s smoothies! I had added spinach to the first one (I always try to add it when I can) and it was good, seemed a bit more watery (but I chugged it happily). However I made it again today sans spinach and it was amazing! I was nice enough to hand the bowl over for my hubby to try some…a minute later when I went to grab it again…it was all gone! I guess I didn’t listen to your story really, but I know better next time;) Thank you again! You’re amazing!
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?
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! :)
This looks so good! One question, when you say vanilla, do you mean vanilla extract??
I made this tonight with chocolate soymilk and left out the carob powder and it was delicious!
Tonight’s dessert!! Yum! I can’t wait to try this. Seriously, nothing is better than cake batter.
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 :)
Your Recipes are the BEST!!!! Angela, I LOVE CAROB!!!
Angela, this smoothie looks amazing! As does your house. Thanks for sharing pictures of both.
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!
Aww thanks Kaity! :)
I am all over this, it looks delish!
I have been bookmarking your last few recipes like crazy girl!
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?
Just made this smoothie! So good! :D
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. :)
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
Omg Angela I made this only I added 2 cups of spinach and some protein powder….AMAZING!!! Your reci
What that was supposed to say is your recipes are a staple in my house :) Thank you!!
yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! I just posted a Black Forest Smoothie on my site- think chocolate and cherries- crazy good!
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
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?
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!!
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…..
heh sweet dreams!