Birthday Cake Shot

Total Time

Prep: 5 min.


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 03, 2023
These festive birthday cake shots are a fun way to get a party started. Use chocolate cake-flavored vodka and chocolate liqueur for a sweet treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Birthday Cake Shot Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces cake-flavored vodka
  • 1 ounce white chocolate liqueur
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Sprinkles


  1. Fill shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add vodka and white chocolate liqueur; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into 2 shot glasses. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Birthday Cake Shot Tips

Can you use other flavored vodkas in a birthday cake shot?

Cake vodka might be harder to find, especially if you're shopping at smaller, local stores. If you can't find it, swap in vanilla or whipped cream vodka instead.

Can you use frosting and sprinkles to rim the glass?

Absolutely! Before pouring the shot, first dip the rim of the glass in frosting (store bought or homemade) and then in sprinkles.

How do you turn a birthday cake shot into a cocktail?

Turn these fun shots into a tasty birthday cake martini with only a few extra ingredients: amaretto, half-and-half cream and honey.

How do you make birthday cake shots for a group?

To make these birthday cake shots for a group, make several batches in advance and leave them in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy. Then top with whipped cream and sprinkles right before serving. Pair the shots with some easy-to-assemble party foods and other birthday-cake flavored treats for a tasty celebration.

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor 

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 ounces: 181 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.