22 Dec Cake Batter Bites
Ever notice how the batter is always better raw than baked?!? These raw cake batter bites are just that – raw cake batter (but clean and gluten free!) rolled into little balls. They’re actually pretty perfect for those times when you’re having cravings because you really can’t eat more than one or two.
I used Simple Mills Chocolate Cake Mix as my base, an all-natural, almond flour and coconut sugar based box mix (find it at your local market in the baking aisle, Whole Foods or look them up online and find out where they sell near you!) Then I add mix ins to make fun flavors like Mocha Java, Vanilla Orange Cherry, Chocolate Chip and Pistachio Cherry. Keep these bites in the freezer for those times when you need a healthy fix or serve at your next party.
Cake Batter Bites
Makes about 16 bites (double or triple for a crowd)
- 1 package Simple Mills Vanilla or Chocolate Cake Mix
- 4 tablespoons vegan butter, real butter or coconut oil, softened
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- Mix ins (*see below)
- Pour Simple Mills Chocolate or Vanilla Cake Mix in a medium sized bowl.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the butter or coconut oil, pure vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.
- Add butter vanilla mixture to the dry cake mix and stir until a dough forms. If you need to, add additional tablespoon of water.
- Add desired mix ins. Here are the flavors I make. For Mocha Java Cake Bites- add 2 heaping teaspoons finely ground coffee beans per one box chocolate cake mix. For Vanilla, Orange and Dried Cherry Bites (my favorite!)- add juice from ½ small orange in place of the water, ¼ teaspoon orange zest plus ¼ heaping cup chopped dried cherries per one box vanilla cake mix. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (my other favorite!)- add ½ heaping cup mini chocolate chips (gluten free if desired) per one box vanilla cake mix. Dried Cherry Pistachio Bites- add ¼ heaping cup chopped pistachios and ¼ heaping cup dried cherries per one box chocolate cake mix
- Roll into teaspoon size balls. Freeze or refrigerate. Enjoy!
SO, WHAT’S THE NUTRITION BALANCE?
This recipe is mostly carbohydrates and fat. There are a few ways to indulge in dessert while keeping your waist line in check: have a light dinner of lean protein like grilled chicken or shrimp for example, plus some green veggies (low in carbs.) Then follow the meal with a cupcake for dessert. The balance of protein, fat and carbs is a good thing and will prevent blood sugar from spiking! Serving protein alongside the cupcake will prevent a blood sugar spike and minimize fat storage and cravings later on. Or just have it as it is when you want as a healthy splurge.