5 Blended Batter Recipes That Make a Cake, Not Dishes

With the help of your blender, you can spend less time making dessert and more time eating it. The process is simple: Add your cake ingredients to your blender, mix, place in a prepared pan, and bake. The end result is a mess-free treat that only requires a few minutes of prep time. From chocolate cake to bundt cake to one that is gluten-free, your blender ensures you can quickly whip up dessert whenever you please. Cake making is made easy thanks to these 5 recipes!

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1. Healthy “Busy Day” Cake

For busy days when you need a sweet pick-me-up, Healthy Indulgences suggests using your blender to prepare this moist yellow cake. Not only is this sugar-free dessert a treat for your tastebuds, but it’s also diet-friendly. “The best part of about this cake aside from being minimally labor intensive is the nutrient content. In place of white flour, I used ground almonds, oat flour, and whey protein powder to make it gluten-free and high in protein,” Healthy Indulgences writes.

This cake requires minimal effort and very little work on your part. Preheat your oven, blend your cake batter, and bake. Chocolate buttercream frosting or a rich white frosting would pair well with this cake. If you’d like to make sure this dish remains sugar-free, prepare Sugar-Free Mom’s Sugar-Free Vanilla Buttercream Frosting or Recipe Girl’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Frosting.

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2. Crazy Cake

Also referred to as Three-Hole Cake, Wacky Cake, and Depression Cake, this recipe creates a moist chocolate cake that is made without butter, eggs, or milk. When preparing this dish, pay special attention to the order in which you blend your ingredients. Mix your liquids first, then add the sugar and salt, and finally, the remaining dry ingredients. This will prevent you from having to continuously scrape the sides of your blender when you’re mixing your batter.

Only blend your ingredients until they’re just combined. Over-blending your batter can cause your cake to turn out tough. If you decide to frost it, The Changeable Table warns against using too much pressure, as it may leave crumbs on your knife: “Since it is so moist, I always put on a “crumb coat” (a lighter coating of frosting that traps the crumbs) – then refrigerate it until firm and add the final coat of frosting.”

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3. Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake

This cake works well for both breakfast and dessert. Thanks to Tessa Domestic Diva’s recipe, you can easily make a “coffee cake that is just moist with a perfect crumb.” To make this zesty cake, which is gluten-free and vegan, start by blending your topping ingredients. Set your blended topping ingredients aside and place the wet ingredients in the blender. Finally, add the dry ingredients and cranberries, and blend until everything is mostly combined.

Put your batter in a prepared pan, sprinkle the topping over it, and put it in the oven. You’ll love the fragrant aromas that fill your kitchen as this light coffee cake bakes! Feel free to personalize this recipe, which was adapted from Blendtec, as you please. You can swap out the cranberry and orange with a myriad of ingredients, including lemon, berries, rhubarb, and strawberry.

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4. Blender Carrot Cake

Blender Buzz’s Blender Carrot Cake is both healthy and delicious: “Because it is made with a blender, it even ends up looking like an orange chiffon cake. It is not only enticing on the outside but super healthy and yummy on the inside.” Simple ingredients, such as carrots, eggs, oil, sugar, flour, baking powder, and butter, create this nutrient-rich cake.

Livestrong notes that just one medium carrot contains 204% of your daily recommended value of vitamin A, which is responsible for maintaining your eye health. In addition, carrots are also a good source of vitamins C and K, fiber, and potassium. This cake tastes great on its own, but if you’d like to top it with a creamy frosting, we recommend preparing Eating Well’s healthy Cream Cheese Frosting.

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5. Blender Chocolate Cake

You can easily prepare this dense, mildly sweet chocolate bundt cake in just a few minutes. If you’d like to add hints of coffee to it, use 1 cup of coffee in place of 1 cup of hot water. You can also give this dessert rich coffee flavors by adding a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso, along with 1 cup of hot water, to your milk mixture.

If you’d like to dress up this cake, either sprinkle some powdered sugar on it or cover it in a chocolate glaze. Dinner With Julie “warmed some cream on the stove, added some chocolate chips (a ratio of about 2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream), took it off the heat and let it sit a minute, then stirred it smooth and dribbled it overtop. (If you want to get fancy, go ahead and call it a ganache drizzle — you won’t be lying.)”

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