Cake Batter Martini

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins
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Last week I was out having drinks with some girlfriends at a new swanky restaurant/bar. And before we start, yes I am the type of girl that enjoys those $12 ridiculous drinks -judge away. I like the fun colors and the fancy alcohols…but I really love the creativity the bartenders (or as they now call themselves, mixologists) put behind the drinks. I started off with a Watermelon Punch Mojito, dove into a Passion Pop Rock Martini and then was checking the menu for my next conquest. I was consulting the bartender on my next choice, when told me he had something really special just for me. First I thought maybe he was giving me his number -calm down Jorge, I would have pointed out my ring- but instead a pure white martini was placed in front of me.

I wasn’t quite sure about it…hello? Where are the colors and the cool garnishes? But then I took a sip… CAKE BATTER! Seriously, it was like the coolest birthday party, but in my mouth. I was hooked and proceeded to have another. I knew I could make one myself and even asked the bartender for his recipe. He told me no way, it was his secret. I handed him my card and told him to check here in a week. I promised I would make his Cake Batter Martini, but I would make it better.

So Aiden, if you are here, I made it…and with the addition of sprinkles, I definitely made it better!

After a quick google session, I found this baby over on How Sweet Eats. Big surprise, homegirl thinks of everything! I used the Cake Vodka by Three Olives (Pinnacle also makes it) and used heavy cream to stick the sprinkles to the edges. To get the color drizzle effect, I just dropped some sprinkles around the edge right after pouring the martini.


Yield: 2 Martinis (or 1 BIG one!)

Cake Batter Martini

Up close image of cake batter martini with rainbow sprinkles inside and on rim.

This Cake Batter Martini is absolutely the drink to celebrate your (or someone else's) birthday with--just look at those beautiful colors! Make this cake batter cocktail with vodka, amaretto, and more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 ounces Three Olives Cake Vodka
  • 3 ounces white/clear creme de cacao
  • 2 ounces amaretto
  • 2 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ounce Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • sprinkles (I used nonpareils)


  1. Place sprinkles on a shallow plate that is a little larger than the mouth of your martini glass. Dampen a paper towel with whipping cream (or water) and wet the rims of the martini glasses. Dip glass into sprinkles to coat the edges.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain into martini glasses and drink!
  3. Make ahead: For a big party, mix up a big bath of these martinis and store in a large pitcher in the fridge. Shake a glass at a time over ice whenever ready to serve!


adapted from How Sweet Eats

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 2g


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  2. Sue

    gorgeous! My into was the Intocicake at Max Brenner in Boston. They have their own chocolate, I order the white, which I have been unable to duplicate so I will try your recipe. Definitely will practice with the colors sliding down n the glass. Thanks

  3. Kelly

    Anyone have a good thing I can use as a substitute for the cream? I am dairy free, but would love to try this! (well, lactose free, actually- I wonder if I could blend cool whip or similar?)

  4. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    Goodness this would be dangerous! Loveeee martini’s and cake batter..this recipe is a winner!

  5. Ashley

    Oh. My. God.


    Can you please send this to me through the computer?! I need think I might need it to help me get through the day.

  6. Christine

    I honestly just really, really love the idea for the glass! I wonder if you could do it to the glass with a smidge of milk and then make a very colorful milkshake for a child on their birthday! (I imagine a milk shake would not allow the sprinkles to slide to the bottom of the glass at the beginning.) Although, I certainly wouldn’t say no if someone made me a cake batter martini either…Congrats on being picked for the SITS girls linky party fave!

  7. Stephanie

    Made these with green sprinkles in honour of St. Patrick today and they were an absolute hit, not to mention pretty!!! Props to your ah-mazing bartender owning skills!!

  8. Hippie

    Sounds yummy..I love sweet or fruity drinks..another good one is Pineapple Upside Down Cake(Cake vodka and pineapple juice)!!

  9. Gina

    DEVASTATED that cake vodkacannot be found anywhere in the UK!! literally just spent an hour trawling the web trying to find it! :(

  10. Amy

    This may be my very most favorite drink, EVER! I just wish I could get my pretty, colorful nonpareils to look as good as they do in your photo. They just sit at the bottom, and I don’t get pretty streaks. But FABULOUS drink! Thank you!

  11. Jessica

    Made these last night (in wine glasses since I didn’t have martini classes, so the sprinkle streaks weren’t as pretty) and everyone LOVED them. Strong? Sure, but aren’t ALL martinis, no matter what their special flare is? You just gotta drink it and not hold it in your mouth sloshing it around; that’s when the alcohol starts to burn. Any how, YUMMY and totally worth the $30 initial investment for all the ingredients since we will definitely have them again!

  12. Nicolette Tetrault-Durie

    way too strong. i dont think it tasted like cake batter… just tastes like sweet fire. But i’m not complaining. it was a great 5:00 somewhere drink.

  13. Victoria @ Toriology

    These look fantastic, chica! I can’t wait to mix some up!
    This is research and development at it’s FINEST!! :)

  14. ErinsFoodFiles

    So pretty!! And I’ve had a “Wedding Cake” martini before. It was delicious, but no where near as fun as yours! I too love to recreate drinks from restaurants!

  15. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom

    Oh hell yes! I love creative martinis and this is fantastic! It’s beautiful. What a terrific idea the sprinkles are. Bravo!!

  16. Rachel Cooks

    I remember seeing this on Jessica’s site….need to make this as soon as I’m allowed to have booze again! :)

  17. Debra Kapellakis

    Sure does make me wish I could get that really cool Voka flavor here (Santorini). That is so pretty and fun, I would lick the glass and beg for more.

  18. Joanne

    haha you showed HIM! He’ll never refuse a recipe to a food blogger ever again. We are a determined breed.

    The only thing better than cake batter is cake batter with alcohol in it, no? And this is basically that.

  19. Winnie

    PS I haven’t tried the cake batter vodka before, but have tried their whipped cream vodka and LOVE it…I use it with oj and it is grown up creamsicles!

  20. Winnie

    I came over from Blogher to look at the lemon curd (awesome!) and found this! I am so excited. I love the use of color you used..It is a party in a glass..I can’t wait to try these for some girlfriends one night…Have a great holiday weekend.

  21. Carrie's Creations

    Holy crap this looks good. And I have three olives cake vodka right now! (for the record, the pinnacle one isn’t as good.)

  22. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I should get out more often… there’s cake flavored vodka? If this was around when I was a teenager I don’t know where I’d be today ;)

  23. Chelsea @ Chelsea's Culinary Indulgence

    All I have to say is Wow! These look so amazing! Definitely a birthday party in your mouth!

  24. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    omg I want this and now need to hunt down that vodka. the sprinkles definitely make it 100x better than plain white :)

  25. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    So glad you recreated this, and made it better. You are a rockstar! Looks like I’m getting drunk tonight :)

  26. Lisa@Cluttercafe

    These are gorgeous! I believe I have all the ingredients, so my buzz may be coming on a bit sooner than I thought this holiday weekend. Thanks Jessica!

  27. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie

    Mmm…looks like rainbow barf in a glass (that’s a good thing, I swear). DELICIOUS rainbow barf. :-) WANT.

    How about I bring you some crawdads and you make these martinis?

  28. Paula

    I don’t see a comment from Aiden yet but I’m hoping he sees this post. If he starts adding sprinkle to the glass rim like you did these would be the hottest selling drink at his bar (probably with just the ladies though :) )

  29. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I love the color drizzle effect! And that you gave him your card and told him you’d do it better. That’s awesome. :) I need to see if I can find cake vodka!

  30. Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    Cake batter ice cream will forever be first in my heart for cake-batter-flavored things, but props to this GORGEOUS drink! I love love love the rainbow effect!

  31. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    p.s. I see you asked for a link for cake-batter popcorn. I have a recipe for cake-batter caramel corn on my site, complete with white chocolate chips and sprinkles :)

  32. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I’ve seen cake-flavored vodka but have never tried it…I need to start combining my cake + booze more often :)

  33. amy @ fearless homemaker

    ooh, this looks great. and i’m seconding dianna’s recommendation for cake batter popcorn – i have a recipe on my blog if you want to try it. it’s delicious!

  34. Dianna @ The Kitchen Prep

    Um, yes. Yes to overpriced fancypants drinks. Yes to cake in the form of an alcoholic beverage. Yes to Novice Chef-ifying the recipe to make it your own. Just yes. :) P.S. Have you made cake batter popcorn yet?


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