Birthday Cake Batter


Today I have a birthday treat for you, no it’s not my birthday or anyone I know, but that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t eat some cake batter?  After all cake batter is so good!!  Oh and good for you too!  What?  It is?  Yes, mine is and you can spoon it right up!!

Birthday Cake Batter

Mmm, mmmm get me the spoon baby, I need some batter!  So what is in this batter you wonder?  A combination of good things!  I used garbanzo/chickapea beans for the base, added some maple syrup, stevia, vanilla extract and butter extract.  All that together makes a great birthday surprise!  Have you ever heard of butter extract?  I was recently at my grocery store and I saw it by McCormick and thought, hmmm, weird.  Then about a week later I thought about it and thought, I bet that would be a great substitute for butter without actually using butter.  So I went back to the store and they didn’t carry it anymore.  I googled it and I couldn’t find it by McCormick anywhere near me.  So I did some research and discovered J.R. Watkins and found out that they carry it.  So I placed my order and a week later there it was.  Oddly enough the day after I got it, I went to the big grocery store, you know the really nice ones and there it was on the shelf, butter extract from McCormick.  Figures, but anyway I have it now and now I get to create yummy treats without all the fat and calories!

Butter Extract

I am truly amazed how much this really does taste like cake batter.  I just love changing up recipes using garbanzo beans.  Such a wonderful healthy bean and honestly you can’t taste the bean in it!  Plus I added the sprinkles to make it more festive!  So tell me, when you make a cake, do you eat the batter?  My favorite part about making cakes and cupcakes is licking the beaters.  When I was a kid my Mom would make the boxed blueberry muffins, and ever since then I fell head over heals for batter.  Something about that stuff that tastes magical.  Ok, maybe not magical but as a kid I thought so!  Gosh, it’s been forever, I wonder if they even make that anymore?  Remember the blueberries in the can?  Ahh the good old days!

Birthday Cake Batter

Birthday Cake Batter
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¼ cups
  • Serving size: 2 tbsp. (10 servings)
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A healthy vegan, gluten free dip that tastes just like cake batter without all the fat and calories, plus it's healthy for you!
    • 1¾ cups garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
    • 1 tsp. stevia (2 pkts.)
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
    • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp. butter extract
    1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until creamy smooth.
    2. Top with sprinkles if desired.
    Calories per 2 tbsp.: 52, Fat: .04, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 137, Potassium: 9.7, Carbs: 9.5, Fiber: 2.1, Sugar: 2.9, Protein: 2.1

    Birthday Cake Batter

    You just have to love cake batter!  Yum!!

    On some other news, I thought I would share with you my new partnership with Ziplist!  I thought teaming up with Ziplist would make saving and printing recipes more easy!  Let me show you a little tutorial.

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    Well my Friends, this was a full post and I need to get moving on my day!

    Have a super wonderful day!



    Birthday Cake Batter


    1. Well – it is my birthday today – what a coincidence! Can’t wait to try this!

    2. Butter extract can do amazing things! I’m totally going to have to try this to get my dessert fix but in a healthier form!

    3. Does this taste like the beans? I made chickpea peanut butter cookies recently and they tasted like chickpeas. I was disappointed 🙁

    4. Enjoyed this about the butter flavoring, thanks for bring it to the attention of others. I am diabetic and have to make all recipes diabetic friendly, I have found you can use any flavoring and have the benefit of the product without the calories & sugars like, coconut, pecan, black walnut, orange, peanut butter, cherry, maple etc .this is especially good in baking cakes & cookies, icings. I have been using flavorings for 12 years with great success
      Love all your recipes…Pat

    5. Sophia,
      i have tried a few chick pea substitute recipes and yes i tasted the chick peas first and foremost. that’s just my taste.i dislike chick peas garbanzo beans etc humus.but i would assume since this is basically chickpeas and maple will taste as just does not sound appetizing to me.sorry

    6. OMG this is so genius! I love love love my sinless sweets. And birthday cake without a birthday 🙂

    7. Um isn’t that Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe?

    8. This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it. I am a huge fan of cookies made from chickpeas and I am sure this tastes as good as it looks! I had no idea that butter extract even existed.

    9. Oh my, doesn’t this look AMAZING?!! Can’t wait to try it!

    10. This looks insanely tasty. I just bought some butter extract and haven’t known what to do with it. I knew I wanted to do something cake batter-like so this is looking PERFECT!

    11. I don’t agree with the ratios here, I think a little more maple syrup is required than stated, or else the chickpea taste is overpowering. This is a great concept and I’m glad you shared 🙂

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