Cake batter lovers, this recipe is for you! These no bake birthday cake batter balls are the most enticing healthy treat. They’re vegan, gluten free, easy to make, and brimming with lots of sprinkles!

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Who else agrees that the batter is pretty much the best part of baking? Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved to “lick to bowl” when baking anything. Brownie batter, cookie dough, and cake batter – I will take it all!

These no bake birthday cake batter balls are an homage to licking the bowl. They have a distinctive cake batter flavor, but won’t increase your risk of salmonella poisoning.

These balls utilize some of my favorite healthy no-bake treat ingredients, but with a secret ingredient to make them taste like cake! Oh, and sprinkles. There are lots of sprinkles involved!

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What’s in these no bake birthday cake batter balls?

You need just a few ingredients to make these cake batter balls:

  • Cashews: Cashews are great in no bake treats, because have a very mild flavor and blend nicely into a smooth texture. I used raw, unsalted cashews here.
  • Medjool Dates: Dates provide natural sweetness and help the balls stick together when shaped. I prefer medjool dates because of their soft texture and sweet caramel flavor.
  • Oats: I love the slightly sweet and nutty flavor oats give to baked goods and no bake treats.
  • Vanilla extract: This adds a hint of vanilla flavor, and it’s an ingredient you would use when baking a birthday cake from scratch!
  • Almond extract: The secret ingredient, almond extract imparts authentic cake batter flavor to this recipe. I highly recommend including it, but these balls will still taste yummy without it!
  • Rainbow sprinkles: These put the “birthday” in birthday cake batter balls! I purchased this bag online, which are admittedly not fully vegan. You can find tons of amazing, fun, and pretty vegan sprinkle options on Sweetapolita’s site!
  • Salt
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How to make this recipe

  • Add cashews to a food processor and blend for a few minutes. You want the cashews to basically become cashew butter before adding the other ingredients.
  • Add oats, dates, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt to the food processor.
  • Blend everything up until the batter reaches a smooth, sticky consistency.
  • Stir in sprinkles.
  • Shape into balls using your hands. Roll each ball in a shallow dish with more sprinkles for a sprinkle coating.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden, then enjoy!
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No Bake Birthday Cake Batter Balls (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Cake batter lovers, this recipe is for you! These no bake birthday cake batter balls are the most enticing healthy treat. They’re vegan, gluten free, easy to make, and brimming with lots of sprinkles!

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes freeze time
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 balls 1x
  • Category: dessert
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 11 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles + 5 tbsp for coating the outsides of the balls

Instructions

  1. Add cashews to a food processor. Process for 2-4 minutes to break down the cashews into a smooth, creamy consistency. It should be almost like cashew butter, but not as runny as cashew butter you would buy in a jar.
  2. Drain the dates and add them to the food processor, along with the oats, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt. Continue to process until a smooth and sticky consistency forms. You may need to scrape down the sides a few times.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and mix in the 2 tbsp sprinkles. 
  4. Use your hands to form golf ball sized balls.
  5. If desired, pour 5 tbsp sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Roll each ball in the sprinkles to coat, reshaping into balls with your hands, while also pressing the sprinkles in.
  6. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to harden. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container. If stored in the freezer, let them “defrost” for a bit on the countertop before eating if they are too hard. 

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