Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter

This Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter is where cake batter meets nut butter — it’s deliciously sweet and buttery, yet dense, thick, and spreadable.

It’s hard to believe this easy, 5-ingredient recipe is sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!  My fellow cake batter lovers, this nut butter is so good you’ll wonder how you could have ever survived without it.

This Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter is sweet, buttery, dense, thick, and spreadable. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

This Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter magically tastes like Vanilla Cake but in a spreadable form.  You’d never know this is sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

Spread this cake batter goodness on toast, pancakes, waffles, etc.

Add it to smoothies and milkshakes.

Top your oatmeal or yogurt with it.

And what the heck, eat it straight up.

Whatever you do, just spread it on THICK  😉

This Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter is sweet, buttery, dense, thick, and spreadable. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

1 cup

Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Fat per serving: 16.5

Calories per serving: 180



  1. In a blender or food processor, add all of the ingredients.  Blend until all the ingredients are combined and you get a smooth, buttery spread.
  2. Scoop into serving jars.


  • Make sure to keep Natural Rainbow Sprinkles handy for serving!
  • Keeps for ~2 months in the fridge
  • If you want this spreadable straight out of the fridge, add 2 tbs of grapeseed oil (or any other neutral-flavored liquid oil) to the recipe
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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter (sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, vegan)

My life has been hella crazy, nerve-wracking and exciting, but also utterly frustrating for me recently.  I had to get a new car and I’m revamping my DIY Protein Bars Cookbook (yay!), but I also have to deal with two horrible companies at the moment.  I did some freelance work with one company, signed a contract and everything, and after I submitted my work and invoice…  crickets.  Payment is past due and no more responses to my emails.  I will not hesitate to get my lawyer involved, I just think it’d be ridiculous for it to get to that point.  And the other company?  Infringing on my trademark.  I trademarked “Desserts With Benefits” back in 2013.  This company began using my trademark on social media, but now they’re using it on their product packaging and advertising.  The company owner reached out to me asking if they could use it, I said no, they went ahead and used it anyways.

Why can’t people just be decent human beings?  *sigh*

I’m stressed out and all I want is cake.  One BIG ass cake.  But it’s starting to get hot and humid out here in Texas and I don’t want to go near my oven.  So I made cake in the form of a nut butter instead.

Just like cake, this Cake Batter Nut Butter soothes the stressed, bite by bite.

This Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter is sweet, buttery, dense, thick, and spreadable. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

This Cake Batter Nut Butter seems way too good to be true — it’s 100% healthy and delicious, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan, and requires only 5 ingredients to make.

But trust me, my fellow cake batter lovers, this Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter exists…  no need to pinch yourself.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.  Yes, that is past tense.  Because I finished it off already…  EEP!


With love and good eats,


– Jess


12 comments on “Healthy Cake Batter Nut Butter”

  1. Jen Mousseau-Trudel

    Hi Can you use another kind of nut butter like almond butter instead?? Can’t get the kind of butter you recommend Thanks… on another note.. i emailed you awhile back on facebook and still haven’t heard back was wondeing if you received it? Thanks I enjoy ALL your Blogs and recipes
    Kind Regards
    Jen Mousseau-Trudel

    • Jen Mousseau-Trudel-
      Absolutely! Other nut butters will work in place of the macadamia butter, just note that the color will be very different. Almond butter or cashew butter would be good 🙂
      Also, messages are disabled on my blog’s Facebook page so I haven’t received anything. You can message me on my Contact Page though!

  2. Yummmm!!! I love trying out different flavours of nut butters. This one looks really fun – to make and eat! All the best with your graduation. Just remember to have fun in it all because someday you will look back and smile at how awesome it all was!

  3. Louise Bean

    Big congratulations!!! on your graduation. I didn’t find your blog until August 2012 when you were Chockhalawtay, but I’ve followed you ever since. I’ve tried a number of your recipes and have loved them. I’m sorry to see that you’ll be leaving Arizona, but I’ll continue to follow your blog and can’t wait to see the new redesigned site. I’m sure you’ll do fine wherever you end up. Here’s wishing you the best of everything Jessica, you deserve it.

    • Louise Bean-
      Thank you thank you THANK YOU Louise!! It’s so great to hear from a longtime reader 🙂
      I’ll definitely miss Arizona, it’s so nice and warm and I love how it isn’t humid. Only a few more months until the site redesign, I hope you love it!
      PS: Your comment literally made my day/week. I hope you’re doing well! 😀

  4. Wow…those are a lot of big changes on the horizon. I’d be craving cake hardcore too if I was in your shoes. Sounds like you made delicious healthy alternative though. I’m adding that to my list of things to try.

  5. Jessica,

    I’m new to your website but I’m in love already! I love high protein recipes and you seem like you go about your recipes in the healthiest and tastiest ways possible (and using nutritional science… which as I dietetics student, I love!)

    What are your plans for post-graduation in the job field? I’m looking into the field of nutritional science for graduation school… but my eyes aren’t open to all the possibilities out there just yet.

    Love your recipes,
    Will be trying a ton this summer!

    • Katie-
      Awww thank you so much!! It’s so nice to meet another Dietetics student out there 😀
      When I first started this blog, my goal was to become a Registered Dietician, but over the years and after shadowing one, I realized it just wasn’t for me. I may change my mind somewhere down the road, but as of right now, after graduation I’ll be blogging full-time! I am also considering starting a business, but that’s all up in the air 😉
      I wish you ALL THE BEST! If you choose to go to grad school and focus even more on Nutrition, that’s awesome! Have a great summer filled with delicious desserts 😀

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  7. Oh me oh my, this looks to die for! I have never tried macadamia nut butter, but I have tried other fancy nut butters like walnut, pecan, and hazelnut! Who needs a birthday cake when you have this?

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