My two older sisters are on a plane to Australia at this moment. I have to admit, I’m a bit of a stresser (I blame it on my Mom for passing on her anxiety-gene…just kidding, Mom, I love you!) and the moment I get a little worried about something, I feel like baking. What should I make, I think to myself. Truffles, cupcakes, cookies…my brain goes to all the baking possibilities! Unfortunately (or maybe I should say fortunately…) our house is filled to the brim with sweet treats at the moment that nobody is really eating (except for myself, of course) because everyone is on a diet or recently vegan!! We have leftover chocolate birthday cake, Janie’s Italian Pound Cake that we opened for Easter yesterday, delicious cookies made by uncles’ girlfriend (Butterballs aka Russian tea cakes), Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby and Breyer’s natural vanilla ice creams. I know what you’re thinking…it’s probably the same thing I am. SO MUCH SUGAR. Knowing I couldn’t possibly add to the list of sweets already in the house that will take forever to finish, I decided to make myself something with the treats we already had in the house. Chocolate cake…ice cream…chocolate cake shake!Three ingredients, people. That’s all you need to enjoy this guilty-pleasure shake. If you have any of these on hand, try it out! Perfect for the chocolate cake/ice cream lovers out there. 🙂Oh my gosh, you guys. This shake is divine! I liked it even more than Portillo’s Chocolate Cake Shake, which is saying something. It actually makes sense now that I think about it. I love the chocolate cake I used from Weber’s Bakery in Chicago, even more than Portillo’s. So the key is to either buy/make your absolute favorite chocolate cake for your shake. I also used my favorite vanilla ice cream- Breyers! The shake is creamy and thick with the texture of cake ice cream. You would think it would be wayyy too sweet, but surprisingly the milk does a fabulous job of cutting the sugar. It’s decadent, it’s chocolatey, and it is way too good. Anyways, I hope some of you enjoy this recipe! Check out the full (easy) instructions below.
- 1 slice of chocolate cake
- 3 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup milk
- Add chocolate cake, ice cream, and milk into a blender. Blend for 15 seconds maximum, or until just blended. Serve immediately with a straw and enjoy!
What is your favorite milkshake? Have you ever tried Portillo’s cake shake? Thanks so much for visiting Will Bake for Books! ♥
This, as usual, looks divine! I actually made a Shamrock Shake back on St. Patty’s Day weekend and it was quite good – Breyers for the win! 🙂
(Ps; like you, we’ve had a lot of sugar around the house recently, but hey, as long as it’s in moderation, I’m good with it. ;D)
Oh my goodness, that sounds good! What a great idea. If I do any kind of shake, I *always* have to use Breyers…it’s really too good (something I know we agree on). 😉
Exactly!!! I mean, I wish I had a little more control when in came to sweets, but I *do* try to keep it to a minimum. Plus, we have 7 people in the house so I don’t feel terribly about it. AND, sometimes you just gotta live a little. I’m so tired of diets and such! 😛
That looks sooo good! 😀
Thanks, Sarah. 🙂
This looks amazing. But, I was wondering. Could you substitute chocolate cake with a double chocolate muffin?
Hi Jackson! I don’t see why you couldn’t substitute a double chocolate muffin! It might not be as rich and sweet, but I think it would still be decadent. Hope this helps! 🙂
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