A couple weeks ago, I went to a graduation party with my parents, for which we were to bring a dish to share. I of course made cupcakes (brown sugar and kahlua ones!), but my mom brought a slightly different dessert. Through a friend of a friend of a friend, she was introduced to the heaven that is “Cake Batter Dip.” She had sent me the recipe via email and I was skeptical. I try (and not always succeed) to cut out highly-processed foods because whole foods are very clearly healthier. But then I tried this. And sometimes, processed really isn’t the end of the world.
You could easily healthify this up – use low sugar (or even homemade) cake mix, whip up your own cream from a container of whipping cream, and well, you can’t get much better than plain non-fat Greek yogurt. But if you’re lazy, the recipe is great as is 🙂
If you enjoy licking the beaters and bowl clean after making cake or cupcakes, or even if you just like to eat cake batter with a spoon, this recipe is most certainly for you. Serve it with animal crackers (mom’s preference), pretzel sticks, nilla wafers, graham crackers, sliced apples, or any other kind of dippable (is that a word?) fruit — I finished off a bowl last night with some fresh strawberries, and have eaten it by the spoonful covered in blueberries.
Make some for yourself, for your family, for a dish to bring to your next BBQ. Just make it!
Low Fat Cake Batter Dip, from Six Sister Stuff
Makes one big bowl…to serve one, or a crowd!
- 1 package funfetti, or vanilla cake mix (or homemade – try Your Cup of Cake)
- 1 C lite Cool Whip (or homemade whipping cream, if you can get it to stay stiff)
- 2 C plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- Colorful sprinkles, optional
24 hours before you plan to eat/serve this, combine cake mix, cool whip and yogurt in a big mixing bowl. Mix well to combine. If using, add sprinkles and stir again to incorporate. Transfer to a serving bowl, or something with a lid. Store in fridge to let the flavors meld. This is IMPORTANT – it won’t taste so great right after mixing – you need to let it sit!
For the 4th of July, mom made this with red, white and blue star sprinkles…too cute! How will you spruce this up for your next party?
Thank you, Six Sister Stuff for developing this! We’ll be eating this often, I’m sure. Go check out their blog – it’s full of other skinny and lightened recipes!
And thanks mom, for dispelling my cynicism. This is so tasty…feel free to make it again 😀