Chocolate Cake Shot Recipe

Love chocolate? Try this delicious Chocolate Cake Shot recipe that features Frangelico liqueur and vodka.

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Now you can actually have your cake and DRINK (or shoot) it too with this Chocolate Cake Shot recipe.

And though it’s not creamy nor does it contain any chocolate, the shot tastes exactly like a piece of heavenly chocolate cake (in liquid form).

It’s almost like the Birthday Cake Cocktail but in shot form.

ingredients used to make the Chocolate cake shot

What Ingredients Go Into the Chocolate Cake Shot?

Frangelico liqueur — Frangelico is the classic choice, but you can opt for any other hazelnut liqueur.

Vodka

Lemon wedge

White sugar

a bottle of Frangelico liqueur

What is Frangelico Liqueur and What Does it Taste Like?

Frangelico is an Italian liqueur made of hazelnuts.

Therefore, it features a very distinct hazelnut flavor profile with vanilla and floral hints.

Frangelico’s origins date back more than 300 years.

And its name is an homage to the legend of Fra’ Angelico, a hermit monk that lived in the Piedmont region in the North of Italy.

Which is why the bottle has the shape of a monk silhouette.

Apparently, Northern Italian monks were not only famous for their austere life and dedication to their faith but also for being great connoisseurs in fine foods and drinks. 

Frangelico can be drunk on its own on the rocks or used in cocktails like this particular Chocolate Cake Shot recipe.

It is also a very nice secret ingredient to have on hand to add to coffee and cakes for a nice hazelnut touch, especially to a fluffy chocolate cake, chai spice cake or tiramisu crepe cake.

Chocolate cake shot on top of cake with lemon garnish

How to Correctly Drink the Chocolate Cake Shot

When drinking this shot it is crucial that you bite into the sugar-coated lemon wedge and keep the juices inside your mouth.

And then, drink the shot. 

Don’t omit the lemon wedge.

You need the lemon juice for the shot to taste like a bite of chocolate cake.

Without this component, it will not taste like a cake.

It will actually taste simply like drinking hazelnut.

Some people first drink the shot, then suck on the lemon, which is typical for most shots.

But we found that for the Chocolate Cake Shot, the juice mixes in your mouth better when you take the lemon wedge first.

lemon slices dipped in sugar

pouring the Frangelico liqueur in a cocktail shaker

How to Make the Chocolate Cake Shot

1 — In a small bowl with the white sugar, dip lemon wedge completely in sugar. Set aside. 

2 — In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the Frangelico liqueur and the vodka. Shake until chilled.

3 — Pour the mixture into the shot glass.

4 — Suck the sugar coated lemon wedge, and immediately after, with the lemon and sugar still in your mouth, drink the shot. MAGIC!

pouring the Chocolate cake cocktail into the shot glasses

Recipe Notes and Tips

Can you use vanilla vodka?

Some recipes call for vanilla vodka instead of plain regular vodka.

You can use either.

We have tried both and prefer the plain regular vodka version so that it does not overpower the Frangelico.

Plus, the shot is incredibly sweet already due to the Frangelico liqueur.

Do you need a cocktail shaker?

The Chocolate Shot Cake can be served un-chilled.

If this is the case, then no, you do not need a cocktail shaker.

Simply pour the ingredients in a shot glass and mix.

What if I want a sweeter profile?

If you want an extra sweet shot, rim the glass with sugar and use lemon juice instead of water for the sugar to stick.

top view of the Chocolate cake shots

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    Chocolate Cake Shot Recipe

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    5 from 1 vote
    A delicious Chocolate Cake Shot recipe that features Frangelico liqueur and vodka.
    Prep Time5 mins
    Total Time5 mins
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine Shots

    Equipment

    Ingredients

    • 1 oz Frangelico liqueur
    • 1 oz vodka
    • 1 tbsp white sugar
    • 1 lemon wedge
    • Ice

    Nutrition

    Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
    Servings: 1
    Calories: 117kcal

    Instructions

    • In a small bowl with the white sugar, dip lemon wedge completely in sugar. Set aside. 
    • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour in the Frangelico liqueur and the vodka. Shake until chilled.
    • Pour the mixture into the shot glass.
    • Suck the sugar coated lemon wedge, and immediately after, with the lemon juice and sugar still in your mouth, drink the shot.
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