Delicious Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail

A Christmas chocolate cake cocktail is like a holiday dessert and festive beverage rolled into one. This chocolate cocktail is a rich and decadent Christmas party mixed drink with only three main ingredients as well with a couple of garnish ideas. If you are a fan of milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka, you will love this boozy holiday drink.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

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Milk, Nutella and cake flavored vodka are all you need to make this mouthwatering boozy holiday drink. I think it is especially cute served in this glass moose mug from a favourite Christmas movie.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

You might not have cake flavored vodka in your liquor cabinet but it’s worth getting to give this chocolate cocktail the best flavour. You can also mix this kind of vodka with Sprite or 7Up to make a cream soda flavored cocktail if you still have some left after New Year’s! Or even make that for New Year’s Eve.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

What You Need to Make It

Nutella provides the chocolate flavor in this Christmas chocolate cake cocktail. There are Nutella alternatives so if you have a different preference, go ahead and use that.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread of course, but maybe you aren’t a nut fan. In that case you can opt for a nut-free chocolate spread. For a vegan alternative, look out for the Rigoni brand which is a vegan-friendly chocolate spread that’s made in Italy.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Next up on the list of ingredients you’ll see cake-flavoured vodka. Now this might not be a vodka variation you’ve seen or tried before. If you are a cake fan though (and who isn’t!) you’ll like it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Pinnacle cake vodka is one brand to consider or perhaps you find another. The UV brand is another option. It shouldn’t be hard to find but if you can’t find it and really want to make this chocolate cocktail, you can order some online.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Failing that, see if you can find whipped cream flavour vodka which is similar.

As for the milk, feel free to sub another kind of milk, even non-dairy milk. The flavour will be slightly different but I’m sure it would still be delicious.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

What about the Garnish?

Garnishing this milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka cocktail is the fun part. Last time I made this, I used chocolate cake slices and some Christmas sprinkles (red, green and white ones). But these are both optional.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

You don’t need to bake a chocolate cake to make this Christmas party mixed drink delicious. Another garnish option is dipping the rims of the serving glasses in Nutella then rolling in sprinkles. This glass moose mug is a holiday favourite!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Another option would be cutting round pieces of a store-bought chocolate cake and then cutting them in half so they balance on the glasses. Leave a space so you can fit the straw in. Spread some of the chocolate spread over the cake slices and then add the sprinkles.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

Can You Make a Non-Alcoholic Version?

Perhaps you love the sound of this Christmas chocolate cake cocktail but you’d prefer not to have a boozy holiday drink. In that case, you can replace the vodka with cake flavour syrup instead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

How to Make Vodka Chocolate Cocktail

Put the milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka in a blender and mix until everything is well combined. I like to add a pinch of salt at this point. When making sweet recipes, whether it’s a Christmas party mixed drink or a cake, a pinch of salt makes the sweet flavours ‘pop’! Try it and you’ll see.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

Pour the Christmas chocolate cake cocktail into two serving glasses then add a chocolate cake cut-out, chocolate spread and sprinkles (or your preferred garnish) on top.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

It’s possible to make this boozy holiday drink up to a couple days ahead. If you do, keep it refrigerated and in an airtight container. Shake it before serving.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

Another option is serving this cocktail warm, which is always nice when the weather is chilly. Also, there’s something cute and festive about warm cocktails!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

Simply warm the Nutella, milk and salt in a pan then mix in the vodka and serve. If you are doing this, have your garnish to hand so the drinks don’t get cold while you’re cutting out pieces of cake.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this boozy holiday drink with Nutella and cake vodka.

Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail Variations

As well as switching the Nutella for a nut-free chocolate spread, you could use a chocolate almond spread or similar for a different nut flavour. A different kind of flavoured vodka would also be good.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this Christmas party mixed drink.

As for the milk, use any kind you want. Coconut milk would give a tropical flavour to the cocktail, making it less Christmassy but if you’re a fan of coconut, why not?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail. You will love this Christmas party mixed drink.

If you are a fan of this chocolate cocktail served in a glass moose mug, you might also like Nutellotti Soft Nutella Cookies with Filling, Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail, or this Very Merry Melon Grinch Green Cocktail.

Delicious Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a chocolate cake cocktail with milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka.

Delicious Christmas Chocolate Cake Cocktail

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cocktail, Nutella
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Bella
A Christmas chocolate cake cocktail is like a tasty festive beverage. This chocolate cocktail is a Christmas party mixed drink with just a few ingredients. If you are a fan of milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka, you will love this boozy holiday drink.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup chocolate-hazelnut spread such as Nutella, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup vodka cake-flavored such as Pinnacle Cake Vodka, chilled
  • 1 Cup whole milk cold
  • 1 Pinch salt 
  • chocolate cake slices cut with a round cookie cutter and halved, for garnish – optional 
  • Christmas sprinkles for garnish – optional

Instructions

  • In the pitcher of a blender (or cup of an immersion blender), add chocolate-hazelnut spread, cake vodka, and milk. Blend until combined. Add a pinch of salt and blend once more.  Pour into an 8-ounce glass.  
  • Top each glass with a chocolate cake cutout. Pipe chocolate-hazelnut spread onto each cake slice and finish with some festive sprinkles.  

Notes

Although you can bake your own loaf cake, one of the things that makes this cocktail so easy is being able to use a store-bought garnish and make it look homemade. I picked up a sliced chocolate loaf cake and used a 2¾-inch round cookie cutter to make cake circles that would fit nicely resting on the mouth of my glass. Then, I cut them into half-circles with a knife to make room for my straws. Using a piping bag and a star decorating tip (I used this one) makes it easy to add the chocolate-hazelnut spread to the top of the cake. Then, top it all off with holiday sprinkles like a mix of these here.
 
You can store the prepared Chocolate Christmas Cake Cocktail in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Make sure to give it a good shake before serving as it will begin to separate. 

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

So if you’re stuck for dessert and boozy holiday drink ideas, combine the two and make this Christmas chocolate cake cocktail for your guests. The recipe is simple to double or triple and everyone will love this rich, luxurious chocolate cocktail with vodka. It’s very rich-tasting so one is probably going to be enough!

If you are looking for another fun holiday cocktail, you might like these Christmas Pink Peppermint Jello Shots with Vodka and Schnapps or these Tiramisu Cheesecake Mini Trifles in Moose Mugs – Tira-Moose-U.

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  1. Cheryl Klimp wrote:

    5 stars
    Oh my this looks so amazing!

    Posted 11.14.21 Reply
  2. Mimi wrote:

    This sounds so good! I’ve been craving chocolate so badly lately and this will be perfect to satisfy the craving

    Posted 11.22.21 Reply