Chocolate Cake Shot

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Though it doesn't contain any chocolate (or any cake (the cake is a lie)), this is an awesome shot that will not only get you drunk, but tastes like a perfect bite of chocolate cake. If you're after some real chocolate cake (in shot format), give these a try!

Note: Because they're so tasty, these will get you plenty drunk awfully quickly - make sure to keep track of your consumption and never drink and drive.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

  • .75 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Flavored Liqueur
  • .75 oz. vodka
  • Highball or large shot glass
  • Ice
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Sugar
  • Wedge of lemon

Step 2: Shaken, Not Stirred

  1. Add Frangelico and vodka to a cocktail shaker half full of ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Dip the rim of the glass in water to wet it, and then into sugar to coat lightly - shake off any excess
  4. Strain the vodka mixture into the sugar coated glass
To Drink:
  • Lick sugar off the rim of the glass
  • Down the shot
  • Suck the lemon
  • Just like fresh-baked chocolate cake!

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    18 Discussions


    4 years ago

    I use limes, my brother and I used Bailey our first time but I'm using your liquor this time.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    this shot is amazing, i found that the sugar and lemon were unfiting to the drink, so i grabbed my daughters chocolate milk powder mix . with the Frangelico and chocolate milk mix, i rimmed the glass assembled the shot, and it was a hit.

    1 reply

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your variation of it! Personally I think the coolest thing about it is how chocolatey it ends up tasting even though there's none in it.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    you should all try this and replace the vodka with coconut rum then you have a german chocolate cake

    I've never tried honey, I have run the lemon over the rim instead of using water though. Honey sounds like an awesome idea though - thanks!

    Thanks for the great suggestion! I personally prefer it on the rim of the glass since it's a nice presentation, but sugared lemon slices also work wonderfully.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    this is my favor shot..I'll always get it when I go out. I get it with the citrus vodka.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    These things are awesome!
    If you use vanilla vodka instead it is called a "Wedding Cake Shot". Tastes exactly like butter cream icing.
    Yum with a punch.

    1 reply

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    That sounds awesome! I've never tried it with other flavors of vodka. I know that citrus vodka makes it even more like chocolate than regular though - which is really strange.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Will any flavor of Hazelnut Flavored Liqueur work? 
    Lemon??  To taste like chocolate??
    Hazelnut Flavored Liqueur & Vodka in equal measure?

    2 replies

    No worries, I got the idea. To be honest, I've only ever tried with Frangelico, but if you try another brand, please do let me know if it still works.

    Oddly, yes, it makes no sense at all and sounds like it would be totally disgusting, but it honestly tastes exactly like chocolate cake. I really don't know how it works - maybe some weird chemical reaction? - but I sure am glad it does!