Shake with Chocolate Cake

A handcrafted version of Portillos Chocolate Cake Shake’s greatness! A rich, thick chocolate shake combined with frosted chocolate cake.

I’ve been feeling a little homesick lately. My repeated desires for deep dish pizza, Italian meat, and the wonder of Oberweis milk home delivery have seriously disrupted my daily existence.

Worst yet? My want to have a Portillos Chocolate Cake Shake.

I attempt to arrange supper, but my mind is captivated with the prospect of creating dessert. There will be no supper, just dessert. A chocolate cake shake, not just any dessert.

I’ve been putting it off for so long since it means I’ll have to prepare a freaking chocolate layer cake. To combine in a blender (aff link). Doesn’t it sound strange?

It isn’t. It’s brilliant and wonderful, and if you disagree, you’re WRONG. Alright, I apologize; you are not incorrect; you are just misled.

How to make a chocolate cake shake

To prepare this shake, bake my favorite double chocolate layer cake and then put a piece into the blender (aff link) with ice cream.

I know it seems like you’re baking a whole cake only to utilize a piece, but don’t think of it that way. Since you’re cooking a whole cake, you could create 8-16 chocolate cake shakes (depending on the size of of the slices I recommend a bigslice).

I don’t know about you, but it seems like the ideal occasion for a celebration.

Don’t go store bought with the cake!

You may think you could simply purchase a little piece of chocolate cake from the grocery store and chuck it in the blender (aff link), but trust me when I say you don’t want to do that. That will be nowhere like as nice.

You’ll also need high-quality chocolate ice cream. Please do not scrimp on this. What’s better? Create your own!

Nothing beats a traditional red and white cup from a Chicagoland Portillos, but this will have to do till my next vacation home.

And, just so you know, the next time I travel back, I’ll be the one with my bags falling out over the airport floor as I rush to the closest Portillos. Please keep out of my way, okay?

Chocolate Cake Shake

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Prep Time: 5mins
Total Time: 1hr20mins
Servings: 1shake
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A homemade copycat of the perfection that is Portillo’s Chocolate Cake Shake! A rich, thick chocolate shake with frosted chocolate cake blended right in.


  • 1 cup of high-quality chocolate ice cream
  • 1 huge piece double chocolate layer cake, complete with icing!


  • Combine ice cream and cake in a blender and mix until just incorporated. The beauty of this recipe is that it is not fully smooth.
    1 big slice double chocolate layer cake, 1 cup top quality chocolate ice cream
  • Pour into a glass and serve with a straw or spoon to enjoy!


To make the math easy, just add 1 slice of cake to each 1 cup of chocolate ice cream.

  • If you cut the cake into 8 big pieces, you will have a thicker shake that will most likely need a spoon.
  • Your cake will be less thick if you cut it into 16 narrower pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 1420kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg


Where is the chocolate cake shake from?

Portillo’s serves Chicago’s famed cake shake.

What is cake shake made of?

Cake Shakes are no more complicated to make than a standard chocolate milkshake. In a blender, combine a large piece of chocolate cake and chocolate icing. Add some chocolate ice cream and a splash of milk to taste. Mix until completely smooth.

Is there mayo in Portillos chocolate cake shake?

Mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato are all included.

What’s the difference between a chocolate shake and a chocolate malt shake?

A shake differs from a malt in that a malt is a milkshake prepared with malted milk powder. You start with the same foundation components as a milkshake, ice cream and milk, and then add malted milk powder to the mix to give the sweet and creamy delicacy a rich and somewhat salty taste.

What flavor is Portillos cake shake?

Chocolate Cake Shake with Vanilla Ice Cream from Portillo’s.

Who owns cake shake?

Cake ‘n Shake offers “extreme milkshakes.” How one family turned their concept into a profitable franchise. Vincent Clayton (behind right) and his wife, Lakeisha Clayton (standing immediately next him), run Cake ‘n Shake, a “extreme milkshake” store with a new location in Warner Robins opening on February 12.

Does Sonic still have the cake shake?

The Brownie Batter Shake and Yellow Cake Batter Shake have returned to Sonic. Sonic is reintroducing the Brownie Batter Shake and Yellow Cake Batter Shake to celebrate the advent of spring 2022.

What is a cake shake at DQ?

This delicacy combines a conventional shake with soft vanilla layer cake and coffee concentrate. All of this is topped with additional cake and chocolate powder. So it’s essentially a dessert with a little bit of everything—coffee, cake, and ice cream—all in one.

Does Dairy Queen have a cake batter shake?

Dairy Queen invented the ultimate dessert mash-up: milkshakes prepared with the chain’s creamy soft serve and combined with cake bits. If you will, it is a dessert DREAM. The new Cake Shakes come in two delectable flavors, and deciding which to sample first will be virtually hard.

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