This recipe is also sometimes called a German Cake Shot. You might not think it by looking at these photos, but this shot recipe tastes exactly like chocolate cake! Try this simple shot recipe for your next celebration.

With only two ingredients, it’s easy to keep on hand and be ready to party. This is an excellent novelty shot to serve at parties. It’s easy to batch them all at once and it’s delicious.

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Ingredients in a Chocolate Cake Shot

  • Hazelnut Liqueur – I used Frangelico.
  • Vodka – I recommend regular, unflavored vodka.
  • Lemon Slice – For garnish and balancing the sweetness.
  • Sugar – For rimming your shot glass.

How to Make a Chocolate Cake Shot

Begin by rimming the shot glass with sugar. You can do this by rubbing the lemon on the outside of the shot glass rim, then dipping it in sugar.

In your shot glass, combine the Frangelico and vodka.

Top with a lemon slice.

How to Take a Chocolate Cake Shot

To properly take a chocolate cake shot, suck the lemon slice and then with the juice still in your mouth, take the shot.

Tips for Making

  • If you want to, you can also coat your lemon wedge in sugar. Personally, I found it sweet enough without doing that.
  • I recommend starting with unflavored vodka, but you can substitute it for chocolate vodka, vanilla vodka or cake-flavored vodka if you want to lean deeper into the theme.
  • This shot is very sweet and makes a great replacement for dessert at a party.
  • I used these shot glasses. They are beautiful and can be used as shot glasses or sherry glasses. Truly, the classiest shot glass I have seen.
  • Make this for a crowd by lining up your shot glasses and batching it all at once. It’s the perfect recipe to quickly make for a party!

Pairs Well With:

If you are serving these shots, they would pair well with a chocolate dessert. Here are a few of our best recipes!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chocolate Cake Shot made of?

A chocolate cake shot is made with just two ingredients: Frangelico and vodka. Frangelico is a hazelnut liqueur.

Why is the Chocolate Cake Shot served with a lemon?

The lemon adds so much balance and dimension to the sensory experience of taking this shot. If you are going to make this recipe, don’t skip the lemon.

How strong is a Chocolate Cake Shot?

This shot is very sweet and I would not consider it strong or to have much of a bite. The vodka flavor is completely hidden by the hazelnut.


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Prep 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Begin by rimming the shot glass with sugar. You can do this by rubbing the lemon on the outside of the shot glass rim, then dipping it in sugar.

  • In your shot glass, combine the Frangelico and vodka.

  • Top with a lemon slice.

Notes

  • If you want to, you can also coat your lemon wedge in sugar. Personally, I found it sweet enough without doing that.
  • I recommend starting with unflavored vodka, but you can substitute it for chocolate vodka, vanilla vodka or cake-flavored vodka if you want to lean deeper into the theme.
  • This shot is very sweet and makes a great replacement for dessert at a party.
  • I used these shot glasses. They are beautiful and can be used as shot glasses or sherry glasses. Truly, the classiest shot glass I have seen.
  • Make this for a crowd by lining up your shot glasses and batching it all at once. It’s the perfect recipe to quickly make for a party!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Cake Shot

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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