Ice Cream Cakie
A cakie is my own little term I came up with. It’s small and round like a cookie, but has more of a cake consistency. The cakie is born! I will be making more varieties of these because I just LOVED the taste of it.
We can’t be Betty Crocker at all times, and let’s face it, sometimes I’m tired of making everything from scratch myself. So to save time we all grab that cake mix occasionally, it’s okay. Plus, I never use cake flour much so I don’t have any reason to buy it. It’s just easier to buy a cake mix for what I need at the moment. I like Duncan Hines because it is always on sale. The yellow cake mix is the best 🙂
The filling of this little ice cream cakie is frozen greek yogurt. Not ice cream! So thankfully we will keep a slim waistline. A few mini chocolate chips and some raw shredded coconut give them a “good humor ice cream sandwich” look. I can hear the ice cream truck tune in my head right now!
For this recipe you will need:
-2 cups of plain greek yogurt
-1/2 cup of cacao powder
-1/4 cup of stevia in the raw
-1 box of yellow cake mix (I like Duncan Hines)
-1 8oz container of Cool Whip lite
-1 large scoop of protein powder (I used Jay Robb strawberry brand)
-2 Tablespoons of semi sweet mini chocolate chips
-1/4 cup of raw organic coconut shreds
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Start by mixing together the greek yogurt, cacao powder, and stevia
Pop in the freezer for a few hours. If you do overnight, you will have to thaw it for a few hours. It freezes pretty hard!
Now start on the cakies. This recipe is super simple. Mix the protein powder and cake mix
Now add the cool whip and egg
You will need a hand mixer or fancy Kitchenaid for this batter. It will be EXTREMELY thick. Too difficult for hand only.
Now line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I sprayed with a little olive oil spray to make sure my cakies wouldn’t stick. Plop the batter on the sheet. Again, it is going to be extremely thick, it doesn’t matter if they are super uneven. They will even out once they start baking!
Hang in there, these will taste good!
Bake in the oven for 18 minutes
Prepare your coconut shreds and mini chocolate chips
Once the cakies have cooled, place greek yogurt in between two cakies to make a sandwich
Roll your ice cream cakie in the chocolate chips and coconut
Time to enjoy that Ice Cream Cakie!
Things get messy and melty, but so worth it
I love the extra protein boost from the protein powder! The cakie is SO moist from the cool whip and has just the right amount of sweetness. I had to stop myself from eating all the cakies off the pan!
Makes 6 ice cream cakies!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,