Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake

I was craving cake all last week the other day but I wasn’t all into the idea of using the oven…  every time I use it the temperature in my apartment goes up 5+ degrees (!!!) and it’s already hot as *bleep* enough as it is.  So, I made a nice and creamy Cake Batter Milkshake instead!

It has all the flavor of a slice of Vanilla Cake just in drinkable form — no mixing, no baking, and no waiting necessary.  And best of all, no need to deal with the apartment turning into a sauna  😉

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When you're craving cake but don't want to go through the hassle of baking, make this Cake Batter Milkshake! It's secretly sugar free, low fat, high protein, and gluten free too, made with kefir (or yogurt), oats, vanilla, and a couple secret ingredients that make it taste just like vanilla cake in drinkable form.

It all started with this bottle of kefir I bought on a whim.

When I’m at Whole Foods, I usually pick up Wallaby’s plain, nonfat Aussie Greek Yogurt.  All Wallaby products are organic, which I love.  Their organic Aussie style slow culturing process takes 2x as long to create an indulgent, uniquely mellow taste that’s 2x as good.  On my last trip to WF, I spotted their Aussie Kefir.  I’m not usually an impulse buyer…  I go to the store with a list and am pretty good at sticking to it.  But I decided to give it a try, even though I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I tried it when I got home, and it’s basically like drinkable yogurt — tangy and smooth!

I polled everyone on my Instagram asking whether or not they’ve tried kefir.

51% voted yes.
49% voted no.  Close call!

I then asked what I should make with it.

32% voted Pumpkin Overnight Dessert Oats.
68% voted Cake Batter Milkshake.

Cake Batter Milkshake it is!  🙂

So I pulled my blender out and got started.

This Cake Batter Milkshake tastes just like a slice of cake, but without all the nasty ingredients — no bleached all purpose flour, no refined sugar, and no butter!

This milkshake is incredibly thick, sweet and creamy, just like a regular milkshake, but it doesn’t have any sugary ice creams, artificially flavored syrups or your entire RDI for calories, fat and carbs!

It’s about time we have our cake and drink it too  😉

When you're craving cake but don't want to go through the hassle of baking, make this Cake Batter Milkshake! It's secretly sugar free, low fat, high protein, and gluten free too, made with kefir (or yogurt), oats, vanilla, and a couple secret ingredients that make it taste just like vanilla cake in drinkable form.

5 from 4 votes
When you're craving cake but don't want to go through the hassle of baking, make this Cake Batter Milkshake! It's secretly sugar free, low fat, high protein, and gluten free too, made with kefir (or yogurt), oats, vanilla, and a couple secret ingredients that make it taste just like vanilla cake in drinkable form.
Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 140 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender (I used my Vitamix) and puree until smooth. Give it a taste and add sweetener/ice/etc. to taste.
  2. Pour into serving glasses. Serve with natural whipped cream (avoid brands that use hydrogenated oils, I use Soyatoo rice whip) and natural rainbow confetti, or straws alone!
Recipe Notes

*Or you can use 1 cup Wallaby Organic Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt + 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk.

**Or you can make Homemade Confetti!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%
Calcium 20%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You’ve probably seen Wallaby products already at your local Whole Foods.  I know I have.  And they’ve even got a coupon online!

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A Cake Batter Milkshake with only 140 calories??  Not too shabby!  I could have sworn it had, like, 1,400…  suuure tasted like it.

When you're craving cake but don't want to go through the hassle of baking, make this Cake Batter Milkshake! It's secretly sugar free, low fat, high protein, and gluten free too, made with kefir (or yogurt), oats, vanilla, and a couple secret ingredients that make it taste just like vanilla cake in drinkable form.

When you’re craving cake but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking, make this Cake Batter Milkshake! It’s secretly sugar free, low fat, high protein, and gluten free too, made with kefir (or yogurt), oats, vanilla, and a couple secret ingredients that make it taste just like vanilla cake in drinkable form.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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24 comments on “Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake”

  1. Is it normal that my blender won’t blend ice properly? It just leaves it in big chunks and is an expensive blender what do I do??

    • A lot of blenders don’t blend ice very well. I would try using a small ice cube tray, or add the ice cubes to a freezer bag and smack them a little with a rolling pin until they’re slightly crushed. That way it’s a little easier on your blender 🙂
      But, if it’s an expensive blender, I would try contacting the company about it. There’s no reason why you should be dealing with that frustration!!

  2. What an awesome idea for a milkshake, Jessica. Love this and my boys would too. Thanks!

  3. Whoa… this is some ridiculous yum going on!
    How different is almond flavor from almond extract? I only have the latter 🙁

    • Almond flavor has a much more neutral flavor than almond extract. Almond extract has alcohol in it, so a few drops too much can be overpowering. Both can work in this recipe though, but I would recommend using only a few drops of almond extract. Maybe start out with 3 or 4 and add some more if you feel like the milkshake needs it.
      When I don’t have a dropper to measure extracts out, I just stick a straw in the bottle and a few drops usually stick to the straw just fine 🙂
      I hope you get to try out the recipe soon and I hope you LOVE IT!! 😀

  4. Carolyn HSmith
    4

    Oh! I have all the ingredients for this milkshake on hand already, so I know what I get to have tonight watching my show!!!
    Thank you for another great dessert that anyone can have!

  5. This is fantastic! You can not go wrong with anything gooey or involves batter!

  6. Carolyn HSmith
    7

    OH MY Goodness! This is a Wonderful milkshake! It taste so delicious- I love it, love it.
    This is the first milkshake that I have had in years! I didn’t have the ice cream kind due to all the calories. I am very glad that you made this milkshake recipe for us- Thank you!

  7. I made this and it turned out fantastic! I added about 3/4 tsp xanthan gum and it came out super thick like a DQ Blizzard. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Is there alternative to the metamucil to make it thicker? Fiber supplements don’t agree with my stomach. I really want to try this!

  9. Apparently, I’m blind. I read this recipient like 20000 times and just now saw the add more oat flour in place of metamucil!

  10. I made this with nonfat cottage cheese instead of yogurt since I hate how yogurt makes things tangy – it was delicious! Very creative recipe 🙂

    • Oooo good idea with the cottage cheese! I’m not a huge fan of Greek yogurt on its own but I felt like the tanginess in this milkshake was minimal… still, I think I’m gonna try the recipe again using cottage cheese now 😉
      Thanks for making the recipe and letting me know how it turned out!
      -Jess

  11. I made this recipe for my son and his friend and they loved it! YUM!!!!!! Although somewhere I saw an updated version or something because the one I made didn’t have oat flour in it. It used protein powder instead and psyllium husk powder. It was so thick and creamy!! It reminded me of a Wendy’s vanilla frosty since I used vanilla protein powder. I made it with yogurt and it was amazing, but I want to try cottage cheese next time. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!!!!! Genius!

    • Yay!!! That’s awesome to hear, glad they liked the milkshake 🙂
      You can swap the oat flour with some vanilla protein powder and a little bit of psyllium if you like. This recipe is pretty adaptable. And good idea with the cottage cheese, that’d be delicious!

  12. This looks so delicious!

  13. Wow… That cake batter milkshake looks absolutely delicious! I need to try that ASAP!!

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  15. omg milkshakes are my weakness, I can’t wait to try this one!!!!

  16. Rashida Harrison
    16

    Hi Jessica,
    I am new to this site (and healthy living altogether) and love your healthy alternative. I have only tried a few of the dips and can’t wait to make this milkshake. My husband and children will be so excited. I’m a read the comments person, so now I need to know if I should be using actual rolled oats, oat flour, or something else. Please help. Thanks

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