Introduction: Chocolate Cake Shots

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Some Chocolate Cake Shots are full of boozy goodness but don't contain any chocolate or cake. These are loaded with both chocolate and cake (but lack alcohol), and are perfect for a party or other festive occasion.

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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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Chocolate Pound Cake1
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  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract
  • (optional) chocolate sprinkles
  • (optional) if you want super-fancy cake shots, get or make some Magic Shell chocolate as well
Hardware:
Chocolate Buttercream:
Software:
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • A splash each of vanilla and chocolate extracts
  • 2 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
Hardware:
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer (or whisk or spoon)
  • Pastry bag

1 Since these cakes are made in a mold, they need to be firm so a pound cake works particularly well.
2 Please note that this mold is marketed for use making ice cubes, not for baking. Since these are baked in a low-temp oven though, they might be safer (kind of, maybe). If you have concerns about using it in the oven, please just use a regular cupcake/muffin tin and cut out the centers of your cupcakes after baking. Also, this mold is awesome for making gummi shot glasses.

Step 2: This Cake Is Not a Lie

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  1. Cream butter and sugar together
  2. Mix in eggs, one at a time
  3. Beat in flour, 1/3 cup at a time, and milk, alternating each addition
  4. Add vanilla and chocolate extract and cocoa and mix well
  5. Lightly spray the shot glass mold with cooking spray
  6. Fill the cups of the mold almost to the top with batter. You'll need to gently squeeze each portion of the mold and bang it gently on the table to ensure they're all filled
  7. Place the mold on a sheet pan in the middle rack of a cold oven
  8. Turn oven on to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for approximately 45 minutes (cakes should be rather firm on top and pulled away slightly from the sides of the mold)
  9. Allow to cool fully before unmolding (if extra batter has risen up over the top of the mold (bottom of the glass) you can trim it off before unmolding if desired)
  10. It might take a few tries to get the hang of unmolding the cake glasses - I find it works best to flip the mold upside-down and squeeze the top of each glass very gently until it slips out (similar to how you would squeeze toothpaste out of the tube)

Step 3: It's What's Inside That Counts

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  1. Whip softened butter together with powdered sugar (make sure to add it slowly to avoid making a huge mess)
  2. Add in the extracts and cooled, melted chocolate and mix to combine well
  3. Transfer frosting to pastry bag and store in refrigerator until ready to use
  4. Before serving, pipe the buttercream frosting into the cake shot glasses and garnish with chocolate sprinkles
  5. Alternately (for super-fancy shots), pour a little Magic Shell onto a plate and dip the rim of the cake shot glasses in it, then dip into chocolate sprinkles and allow to set before piping in the frosting
  6. Toast and enjoy!

Comments

mikeasaurus (author)2011-05-27

whoa, chocolate cake, chocolate mouse and chocolate sprinkles?!
I love how it's a reinterpretation of your alcoholic version, very clever!

Thank you so much! It's actually a chocolate buttercream (to make them as cake-like as possible), but mousse is an awesome idea for a filling as well - fresh fruit or even milk (or maybe booze?) would also be amazing.

ChainedShane (author)2011-10-28

Hey Shesparticular Id LOVE to give this awhirl but cant find the shotglass mould anywhere downunder! and we dont have any of the stores you link to down here
;o(
Any ideas on possible other ways of creating the shot glasses?... oh and a nice spurt of chocolate liquor would spice things up tremendously!! actually for a real hit or jolt I found a mob down south of me here in Western Australia that makes a chocolate schnapps!!! woooohhhhboy! ;o) Name of Knights Distillery in Walpole
ok gonna keep trying to source some cause these look flamin awsome!
THANK YOU!!

I'm also from Australia Shane, and I found these in about 30 seconds on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Fred-Cool-Shooters-Shot-Glass/dp/B000I1UTNE/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1326098887&sr=1-1

And also these on eBay..and a lot cheaper than the Fred&friends brand shown here..guess the idea has been copied
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Ice-Cube-Home-Party-Freeze-Freezing-Mold-Maker-Making-Tray-60-Square-Mould-/310358145047

I want to make these too..and would like a few cos I would definitely want to make more than 4 at a time!

Thanks so much! Hmm, I'd suggest using aluminum foil and pressing it over and inside a shot glass to create a mold (kind of like the process explained here). You'll need to adjust the amount of batter you put into the mold, maybe the cooking time, and I would for sure suggest spraying the mold with oil just to be safe.

Hopefully that'll work out, and please do let me know how they turn out!

Thanks will give that a go!!! These look flamin brilliant so will definantly have a whirl
Thanks and keep up the fantastic work!
Shane

splazem (author)2011-05-29

Very cool!

shesparticular (author)splazem2011-05-29

Thank you!

kristylynn84 (author)2011-05-29

that's so funny! this is so close to one of the entries i am working on, but i had no idea this mold existed!!! next time it will save me time! :D thanks for the post and the heads up!! <3

Great minds think alike! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

the other side of the equation is whether or not my idea will WORK. haha.

Isn't that always how it is? :)

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