These Birthday cake protein balls are like magic. It is gooey, fudgy and so easy to make with only 4 simple ingredients. Packed with wholesome ingredients, this protein ball is also gluten-free, vegan, and dairy free.

One of the best things about going to birthday parties, aside from spending time with your friends and family, is the delicious birthday cake! I personally love the simple classic birthday cake flavor- so I had to try making it into a no bake bite, to enjoy guilt free any time of year! Meet the Birthday Cake Protein Ball!

You will not be disappointed when you try this!

It is that good!

I mean, who wouldn’t love biting into a protein ball- only to find a sprinkle surprise in every bite!?

If you are looking for ways to stack your freezer with easy grab and go snacks- then you must try out these No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls. They also only require 4 ingredients, and they are absolutely delicious!

birthday cake protein balls are being laid out to form a tower

Where did birthday cake flavor come from

There is no doubt that birthday cake flavor has been around for a long time.

From celebrating with a physical Birthday Cake, to Birthday Cake Oreos, and even Birthday Cake Chocolate Bars. The flavors are everywhere, and for good reason!

It is delicious!

Birthday cake flavor is simply vanilla cake, with rainbow sprinkles mixed in! While the sprinkles are just there for color, the actual cake and frosting is what gives us that strong vanilla flavor.

While you might only have a standard birthday cake at a kids birthday party, I wanted to find a way for adults to regularly enjoy it to!

And on that note- I want to share with you the wholesome ingredients I used to make these tasty 4 ingredient birthday cake protein balls!

Ingredients Needed For Birthday Cake Protein Balls

While these energy balls are packed with flavor, you will be surprised to know that they only require 4 simple ingredients!

Don’t get me wrong, you can put a twist on them and add some additional things in to your pleasure! But, nonetheless, you only need 4 ingredients to make these tasty treats!

Main Ingredients

Cashews– I use this as the base of almost all of my no bake treats!

Dates– Dates are a natural sweetener and help to bind together all of my no bake treats!

Sprinkles– I tried to find a cleaner version like these from Whole Foods

Protein Powder– This is how I achieved the Vanilla flavor. I used my Nuzest Vanilla Protein Powder. You can use this link and get 15% off using code SHUANGY15

Optional Ingredients

Ground Flax Seeds– I know flax seeds, or ground flax sometimes looks funny, but you won’t even taste it in here.

Hemp Seeds– According to this article, Hemp Seeds may help to improve skin and joints.

Chia Seeds– This is an excellent way to add fiber to your diet. If you like chia seeds- then you will love this Creamy Chia Pudding.

Collagen Powder– From morning coffee to smoothie bowl to no bake snacks, I add it to almost everything because it doesn’t change the taste or texture. I love Further Foods Unflavored Collagen!

Instructions for No bake birthday cake protein balls

Start with soaking the raw cashews with a pinch of salt in hot water for 2 hours or in cold water overnight on the kitchen counter. Then drain and rinse the nuts. Set aside.

If the Medjool dates are not soft, you can soak them too in hot water to soften them up. Soak for 10 minutes and then drain the water.

Now, into a food processor, add soaked raw cashews, dates, and vanilla protein powder.
Blend until a smooth paste/dough has formed.
Next, add in your sprinkles to the food processor.
Blend until sprinkles are mixed thoroughly.
Begin to use a 1″ scooper to create balls. Freeze for 20-30 minutes before scooping into balls for easier handling.
Place formed balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, and then enjoy!

Once balls have set for about 20-30 minutes, you can place in an airtight container and enjoy!

How Long do Bday Cake Balls Stay Good For

When it comes to no-bake energy bites I always love storing them in the freezer. And these, birthday cake energy balls are no exception.

When eaten straight out of the freezer they literally taste like birthday cake ice cream cake! It is so smooth and tastes just magical!

birthday cake protein balls are being laid out

How long does birthday cake balls last in the fridge?

You can store them in the fridge too. They will last about 1 week in the fridge. But as mentioned above, I highly recommend keeping them in the freezer. You will miss out if you don’t do it…

Have you seen this Strawberry Shortcake Ball blog post I’ve made? If not, check it out. I’m sure you will be able to find a couple of other treats you really want to make.


a bite is taken from one of the birthday cake protein ball

Get the recipe:Birthday Cake Protein Balls

These Birthday Cake Protein Balls are the perfect little treat that will have you thinking you are enjoying a slice of delicious birthday cake! They are packed with a delicious vanilla flavor, and packed with sprinkles too!
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  • 2 cups Raw Cashews, soaked and drained
  • 8-10 large Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder, I like to use Nuzest Pea Protein

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds


  • Soak raw cashews in hot water for 2 hours, or in room temp water overnight with a pinch of salt. If the medjool dates are not soft, you can soak them in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Drain water after soaking.
  • In a food processor add raw cashew, dates, vanilla protein. Blend until smooth. Add any optional add ins if you using.
  • Fold in the sprinkles
  • Optional: Leave the doll in the fridge for 20 – 30 minutes to cool (makes it easier for rolling if the dough is too wet and hard to form)
  • Scoop and roll in some extra sprinkles.

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.