Tastes just like CAKE BATTER and it’s decked out in colorful (& 100% natural) SPRINKLES! This no-bake, NO SUGAR pie is a delightfully FUN dessert for any occasion.
“Sprinkles make me happy”
I remember repeating these words over and over throughout the years. One of my favorite pastimes when I was in jr. high was a special trip with my mom to TCBY. I would always get the SPRINKLE Parfait. And it always brought a smile to my face. Sprinkles are colorful, bright, fun and SPECIAL. They turn something plain and ordinary into something festive and delightful. They bring me great JOY and I hope they do for you, too! 😉
Spreading the joy: I wish I had a picture of my kids’ faces when I showed them this sprinkle cake. Their eyes lit up in wonder. “SPRINKLES!! Yay!!” The sprinkles=happiness gene has been successfully passed down. Success, haha.
Artificial Food coloring? Nope.
I was so tempted to add “conventional” sprinkles to my cake batter pie, but I KNEW there had to be something NATURAL and healthy that could still be pretty and fun.
So I racked my brain, thinking about how to accomplish the color and BAM.., Fruit? The Zest! It adds vibrant natural color, delicious flavor, and it’s SO easy and inexpensive! For orange, yellow and green, I zested a mandarin orange, 2 lemons and a lime and mixed in some coconut shreds. So you don’t have to spend hours crafting sprinkles by hand, lol! These literally take 5 minutes.
Want more colors? The red color is freeze-dried raspberries that I blended! If you want purple, use freeze-dried blueberries (like I did in this purple frosting). Freeze dried fruit can be found at most natural grocery stores, Whole Foods, Sprouts and even Target.
Last but not least, at the end of the rainbow is chia seeds, haha. (Hey, I got creative I used what I had on hand.) But if you want a true blue, you can use some blue spirulina powder mixed with coconut. You’ll win the award for most fancy. But don’t discount the humble chia seeds. They actually reminded me of nonpareils! I loved the texture. Yum!
What’s the secret to cake batter flavor?
If you’ve been following me on Insta, you’ve already been in on my little secret. Ok, I’ll fill you in, too 😉 It’s cashew butter and (my new FAVORITE THING EVER) Mexican vanilla! It has such an incredible flavor and aroma that makes me feel like I’m in a bakery filled with cupcakes!
I discovered that quality vanilla makes a BIG difference. I’ve tried about a dozen different kinds, and this is by far the greatest. I plan to buy this for the rest of my life, lol. So to the makers of this product, PLEASE don’t discontinue it.
And no, this is not a sponsored post. I just love the product. However, if you buy it through the amazon link, I receive a small percentage .. like pennies lol (at no cost to you), which keeps this website up and running. Thank you for your support! 🙂
UPDATE 10/12/17: they have changed my beloved vanilla to include preservatives, artificial ingredients and sugar 🙁 So, I’m buying THIS new one to try out. I’ll keep you posted. Fingers crossed the flavor is the same.
Somewhere, over the rainbow…
With all the sadness and tragedy happening in the world around us, I can’t help but think about how I’m so thankful this life isn’t all there is. I have hope for the day when all of the darkness will all be wiped away. There will be no more death, no more tears, no more pain. God has prepared a place for us… somewhere over the rainbow 🙂
But until that day, we can be the light shining through the darkness of this world. Shine with your rainbow-encrusted desserts. Shine with your homemade desserts, made with love and care. Share them generously with everyone around you. Spread kindness. Bring the JOY.