Birthday Cake Milkshake


Milkshake Week continues with this ridiculously creamy and delicious Birthday Cake Milkshake! My favorite milkshake ever!

Yep, continuing on with milkshake week. It would be wrong not to, wouldn’t it?

This installment brings you a Birthday Cake Milkshake.

Because really, what’s better than drinking cake? Yeah, let me answer that for you…nothing.

There is nothing better than drinking cake.

Except maybe winning the lottery.


This is the most ridiculously easy milkshake ever..but my extra-extra addition is to completely coat the inside of the glass with frosting.

Because while cake flavored stuff is all well and fine. It cannot truly be a birthday cake without frosting.

Oh and sprinkles. But that’s a given.

So here’s my take on the Birthday Cake Milkshake.

The best milkshake ever! Like drinking birthday cake!’s my super secret trick…plop some frosting down there in the glass and smear it up the sides.

Very scientific.

Coat the glass with frosting before you pour in your milkshake!

And yep, blend all your other stuff together and pour it in!

I bought a pre-made pound cake to use as a garnish, but feel free to use the rest of your cake mix to bake a cake. 3 Tbsp of cake mix missing won’t make a noticeable difference in the finished product. I Promise…but if you’re worried about it, just add in a few tablespoons of flour.

Birthday Cake Milkshake

So basically alls I am saying is get in your kitchen now and give these a try…have I convinced you yet?

Birthday Cake Milkshake
makes 1 milkshake
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla frosting
  • 1½ cups vanilla ice cream
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp dry cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp sprinkles, plus more for garnish
  • optional ~ whipped cream and cake cubes
  1. Prepare your cup by place frosting in the bottom of glass and smearing up the sides of the glass, so the glass is coated in frosting. Set aside.
  2. In blender combine ice cream, milk and dry cake mix. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared glass and top with whipped cream and cake cubes.
I used a store bought pound cake for the cake cubes as a garnish


And since Milkshakes are made for sharing…that’s a thing, right? Hop over and share the milkshake love with all these ladies and check out their ridiculous milkshake recipes!!


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
July 9, 2014 8:17 am

In this summer heat, I’d actually prefer this to a cake!! Love this idea!

Rachel Cooks
July 9, 2014 8:49 am

Frosting on the sides of glasses!! SO GENIUS.

July 9, 2014 9:24 am

Perfect milkshake all the way around. Love the frosting and cake bites! 🙂

Cookbook Queen
July 9, 2014 9:33 am

Love all that frosting!! I need this in my life.

Becca from It
July 9, 2014 9:53 am

This cake is pretty much culinary genius in a tall, cool glass! Oh, and perfect for celebrating all of the blogger birthdays today!

Sandy | Reluctant Entertainer
July 9, 2014 9:59 am

Thanks for my birthday milkshake, Shelly. Kidding … but it looks fabulous!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies
July 9, 2014 10:09 am

So, my favorite fudge is the birthday cake fudge they sell at Walt Disney World. I’m pretty sure this is the drinkable form. IN LOVE.

July 9, 2014 10:34 am

Fun shake! Perfect for celebrations or any day!

jamie | my baking addiction
July 9, 2014 10:42 am

I want this shake for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
July 9, 2014 11:03 am

Okay, the frosting up the sides of the glass? Such an awesome idea!!! Love this fun cake shake!

July 9, 2014 12:02 pm

Sounds delicious! Birthday cake flavored ice cream is one of my favorites.

Lindsay Ann @ Lindasy Ann Bakes

Ahhh you added frosting!!! I love it. These sounds amazingggg!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
July 9, 2014 4:04 pm

frosting in the glass!? this is too amazing!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

You actually frosted the glass. I just..there are no words for how genius that is! I’m going to go ahead and state the obvious here…this looks AH-mazing.

July 9, 2014 9:08 pm

Sprinkles definitely make everything better! What a great idea to coat the glass with frosting.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
July 9, 2014 11:55 pm

I didn’t think it was possible to inhale cake faster than I do already, but now I can slurp it up through a straw? DANGER!

July 10, 2014 5:45 am

I guess when birthday is on hot summer day such milkshake would be perfect dessert!

Annie @ Annie
July 10, 2014 8:40 am

Oh wow! I’d certainly take this for my birthday!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
July 10, 2014 11:44 pm

My two favourite things! Milkshakes and cake – brilliant!

Katrina @ In Katrina
July 11, 2014 9:10 am

I am dying over this. I’m dead. Luuuuuuurve

July 11, 2014 10:43 am

What OMG. I can’t handle this…you’re crazy smart!

July 13, 2014 12:19 pm

Imagine if this was made with cake batter ice cream as well…WHOA. That icing on the sides trick is genius!


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Found this recipe the other day, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. So I finally decide to make it- no cake mix in the house. Have no fear! I was able to use more icing and almond extract and it tasted just fine. I bet your version tested better, though. Oh well, at least I have an excuse to make it again!


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