Make a Delicious Chocolate Cake Shooter

Delicious Chocolate Cake Shooter

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
248 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Protein 6g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Shooters that taste like cake are tempting. They're delicious and the chocolate cake shot is one of the most popular you can find. It is sure to make your party a hit because it tastes like chocolate cake!

When you look at this shooter recipe, you may be surprised that there is no chocolate involved. However, as soon as you get a taste of it, you will realize how it got its name. It is a demonstration of the amazing powers of flavor chemistry.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chocolate Cake Shooter ingredients

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  2. Pour the liquors into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

    ice in a cocktail shaker

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  3. Shake well.

    cocktail shaker

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  4. Strain into a shot glass.

    cocktail shaker next to a shot glass

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  5. Serve with a sugar coated lemon.

    Chocolate Cake Shooter in a shot glass, with a wedge of lemon

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  • To Drink the Chocolate Cake: Shoot the drink then suck on the lemon.
  • The Vodka. When it comes to the Chocolate Cake shot, the vodka is up to you. It is most often made with citrus vodka and this creates one of the most interesting options.
  • If you like, use either a vanilla vodka or stick with an unflavored vodka. Once you get a taste of how these three vodkas work in the recipe, feel free to play with the other flavored vodka options available. Any of the berry vodkas would be delicious.
  • The Hazelnut Liqueur. There are a few hazelnut liqueurs available. Frangelico is the most common and is typically the liqueur of choice for the Chocolate Cake.

Maybe a Birthday Cake is More Your Style

If your liquor cabinet includes one of those delicious cake-flavored vodkas, then you might want to try this yummy Birthday Cake shot. This recipe really does include chocolate and it is still magical:

Alternatively, this recipe can also be made with half & half instead of a cream liqueur.

How Strong Are Cake Shots?

These shooters are as pleasant and mild in their alcohol content as they are in flavor. They're relatively gentle in comparison to most liquor shots, but still not as light as a creamy mixed drink.

The Chocolate Cake shot weighs in at right around 24 percent (48 proof). The Birthday Cake made with Godiva and RumChata would be a very tame 18 percent ABV (36 proof).