Portillo’s Cake Shakes
For those of you outside the midwest, Portillo’s is the BEST fast food in Chicago. They have the BEST Italian beef sammies, french fries and chocolate cake.
Chocolate Cake Shake Recipe
Making Cake Shakes are no more difficult than making a typical chocolate milkshake.
You start with chocolate ice cream, added to the blender with a splash of milk. Toss in a big slice of chocolate cake covered in chocolate frosting, then blend until smooth.
If you want it thinner, add a little more milk. For a thicker shake you can eat with a spoon, start with the teeniest splash of milk and go from there.
What Chocolate Cake to Use
I like a plain, straight up slice of chocolate cake best for this recipe. Don’t forget the chocolate frosting!
Leftover Wacky Cake with a layer of The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting works beautifully here. Those recipes are easy enough to whip up without much notice if a sudden Chocolate Cake Shake craving strikes. I’ve also made my copycat Portillo’s Cake Shake with leftover pieces of my go-to Perfect Chocolate Cake .
Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes work well here too! The amount of cake in this chocolate milkshake should be equal to approximately 2 cups. That’s one giant slice of regular cake or about 2 normal sized cupcake’s worth.
Substitutes and Variations
Me? I love chocolate cake shakes the very best. But all kinds of cake and ice cream combos work here. Live your best cake shake life with whatever flavors you choose! Try these ideas:
- Birthday Cake Shake – Vanilla ice cream and white or yellow frosted birthday cake. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles!
- Strawberry Cake Shake – Strawberry ice cream and cake. Chocolate cake will make the shake taste like chocolate covered strawberries!
- Black and White – Vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake for those who love both!
I’m so excited that cake soup is socially acceptable now. . . at least when you blend it up and call it a Cake Shake instead! I hope you enjoy it too.