Make a Delicious Chocolate Cake Shooter

Chocolate cake shooter

The Spruce


Ratings (14)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
248 Calories
14g Fat
24g Carbs
6g Protein
(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

Pour the liquors into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Strain into a shot glass.

Serve with a sugar coated lemon.

To Drink the Chocolate Cake: Shoot the drink then suck on the lemon.

Tips for Choosing the Spirits

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.

To make the drink, mix 1/2 ounce each cake vodka, ​chocolate liqueur, and cream liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a shot glass.

If you want to get fancy, rim your shot glasses with colored sugar or tiny cake sprinkles.

The Chocolate Liqueur. Choose your favorite chocolate liqueur. Godiva is a personal favorite because it has a rich chocolate flavor and Dorda is a new find that is very impressive. Creme de cacao is another good option.

The Cream Liqueur. Irish cream is the most common cream liqueur and if that is in your bar, it will be great in the Birthday Cake shot. RumChata is another fantastic option that you may like as well.

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

How Strong are These 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% (48 proof). The Birthday Cake made with Godiva and RumChata would be a very tame 18% ABV (36 proof).