National Chocolate Cake Day | Chocolate Cake Shots – The Foodie Patootie

National Chocolate Cake Day | Chocolate Cake Shots

If you are able to make this recipe for National Chocolate Cake Day in the middle of the afternoon, you are having a better Monday than me, I already know. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have day drinking on my calendar for today.

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Instead of dwelling on the fact that I have to work today, I’ll tell you a story. When I turned 21, I was so boring, opting for appletinis at Applebee’s with a couple of friends to celebrate my coming of age. Looking back at it now, I’m embarrassed by my choice of “fun”.

As that year went on, however, I tried new things and slowly understood that my choice of birthday celebration was rather lame. One drink that I came to love, and still love, was the chocolate cake shot. Given that neither chocolate nor cake are my favorite things in the world, it’s a wonder why I even enjoy this shot. It’s remained my favorite shot all these years.

It’s not complicated and it’s so tasty that when I saw a day celebrating chocolate cake, the dessert itself didn’t even cross my mind. Cheers to you, cheers to Mondays (?!?!), and cheers to these shots that have provided me with 8 years of delicious fun.

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Side note: I purchased this yellow sugar because I just love the color. 🙂

National Chocolate Cake Day | Chocolate Cake Shots
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 shot
  • 3/4 oz. vanilla vodka (I used Three Olives)
  • 3/4 oz. hazelnut liqueur (I used Frangelico)
  • Slice of lemon
  • Sugar
  1. Fill cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes.
  2. Pour in vodka and hazelnut liqueur. Shake to mix, about 5 seconds.
  3. Strain the shaker contents into a shot glass.
  4. Cover a slice of lemon with sugar.
  5. Shoot the drink and suck the lemon immediately after.

Tomorrow: National Blueberry Pancake Day

11 Responses to “National Chocolate Cake Day | Chocolate Cake Shots”

  1. Terence Young — January 27, 2014 at 11:12 am

    How did I miss that today was National Chocolate Cake day?? Thanks for the reminder Jennifer. Great post. I don’t drink but I do love me some chocolate cake… 🙂

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  2. Terence Young — January 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

    How did I miss that today was National Chocolate Cake Day?? Great post Jennifer!! Thanks for the recipe. I don’t drink but I do love me some chocolate cake… 🙂

    • Jennifer — January 27th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

      Go grab a chocolate cupcake! Celebrate! 🙂

  3. Nichole C — January 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Um, I LOVE how you did today’s challenge with a shot! My 21st, was also at Applebee’s where I ordered a strawberry daiquiri–hahahaha.

    • Jennifer — January 27th, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

      Hahaha, probably a good thing we didn’t know each other at that time. Too much lame happening lololol

  4. Leslie — January 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Well I am certainly glad that you made up for that Applebee’s “celebration.” Lol…just giving you a hard time. You know, I always forget about chocolate cake shots but they are seriously SO good!!! I’m feeling pretttty thirsty after ready your post too 😉 Love that this is what you did for National chocolate cake day…good for you Jen!

    • Jennifer — January 30th, 2014 @ 10:22 am

      I’ll be celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day tonight too. 😉

  5. Megan — January 30, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    My 21st was spent at a Mexican restaurant in Daytona Beach with about 30 people. I still have nightmares over my hangover the next day!!!! I do believe I had one of these shots on that night.

    • Jennifer — February 1st, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

      Your 21st sounds a whole hell of a lot better than mine! Too bad I wasn’t friends with more fun people during that time.

  6. — March 9, 2014 at 5:26 am

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