Cake Vodka Martini

I hope you all had a very happy Easter! We definitely did, especially since we changed things up this year and instead of our traditional Easter dinner, we did it up Polish-style. We had fresh kielbasa and sauerkraut, my mother-in-law and I made pierogi using her family’s recipe, and my babcia, my mom, and my sister made so many cabbage rolls that we barely put a dent in them. Everything was delicious, and of course one of the best parts about having all that food is that our freezer is full of the leftovers!

Hosting for nine people was a lot of work though…and sadly I feel like I spent more time in the kitchen than anywhere else. At the end of the day Sunday, I had a nice big glass of wine to relax. Having recently fallen in love with Three Olives’ cake vodka though (it really does taste like a slice of white cake!), next time I will definitely make one of these. I’ve even used Kahlua in place of the chocolate liquer since I love my coffee, and it was pretty darn good. Hope you enjoy it, too!

For the rim:

  • Your favorite white chocolate or vanilla icing
  • Nonpareil sprinkles

For the drink:

  • 2 ounces cake vodka (I used Three Olives brand)
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces of your favorite chocolate liquer
  • 1 ounce cream

Spread the chocolate or icing on to a small plate, and flip your glass upside-down into the icing to coat the rim. Then, quickly dip the glass into another small plate filled with sprinkles to coat the rim. Add the rest of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into the glass. Makes one serving.

23 Responses to “Cake Vodka Martini”

  1. 1 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    This is a work of pure genius! I love the addition of kahlua, and those sprinkles are an excellent touch, my friend!

  2. 2 Aimee @ ShugarySweets Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Geesh. It’s like all my favorite bloggers are posting drinks today! I didn’t get the memo, but I will take a glass of this! Bottoms up! It looks fantastic!

  3. 3 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This looks utterly amazing! I’m not usually a mixed drink girl, but I must buy that vodka and make this drink ASAP!

  4. 4 Katrina Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You are amazing. This sounds unreal!!

  5. 5 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    That stuff is trouble!! If it tastes like cake I’m sure to drink too much of it haha.

  6. 6 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is SO pretty and sounds so good! You know I’m a sucker for drinks that taste like dessert. =)

  7. 7 Jenna Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Yeah, hosting can be all-consuming . . . I’m still trying to find ways to do it like the “pros” out there and be able to relax and mingle while still providing a feast. I hear it’s all about practice, practice, practice.

  8. 8 Angela Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Try Pinnacle Cake Batter vodka too if you can’t find the Three Olive brand. :) Sooooo yummy!

  9. 9 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    This sounds amazing! Love the leftovers too! It’s the best thing about having people over…I mean that and the people, but whatever.

  10. 10 Casey@Good. Food. Stories. Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Yay to Polish Easter! I would have loved to eat with your family – all my favorites were on the table!

  11. 11 Tracy @ Pale Yellow Says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Beautiful cocktail! Quick question, where do you find the cake vodka? I’ve been having trouble finding all these new flavored vodkas, I’m still looking for the roasted marshmallow one.

  12. 12 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I’ve had a version of a cake batter martini before, and it was sooooo good. Quite strong however, as I seem to remember getting buzzed off one :)

    Your Easter dinner sounds great, and you now have me craving pierogies!

  13. 13 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Love the sprinkle rim! I’ve been wanting to try that cake vodka.

  14. 14 Sarah @ a dash and a pinch Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Oh my gosh! I bought the smirnoff cupcake vodka over the summer and kept trying to figure out a mixed drink to make with it, but I couldn’t think of anything. This looks FABULOUS! And I absolutely love the sprinkles around the edge.

  15. 15 bridget {bake at 350} Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    A. I have been unable to find this vodka! Now I will be on a MAD search!

    B. Amaretto, too? Be still my heart.

    C. Sprinkles. I think I love you.

  16. 16 Mireia Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like a really sweet drink, mmmm

  17. 17 Erin Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Oh and there is even amaretto in this!

  18. 18 Noble Pig - Cathy Says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I have to get some as I have been seeing this stuff everywhere.

  19. 19 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    What a fun way to celebrate Easter with a Polish twist! Sounds like it was a great holiday made even better with these cake batter martinis – yum!

  20. 20 Elise Says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I love cake martinis! I’ve been using the Pinnacle cake vodka from the local liquor store, but I’ve never seen one with amaretto in it too. Sounds delicious!

  21. 21 Laura Perry Says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I’m down!! Thanks! :)

  22. 22 Greta @ Layer Cake Shop Says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Oh my, I must make one of these ASAP!!!!

  23. 23 Gil Crews Says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I am soooo making this…thanks for the addition to my recipe book.

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