Birthday Cake Pudding Shot Recipe

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These delicious Birthday Cake Pudding Shots are a rich and creamy cake-flavored treat with a fun boozy kick. They’re a colorful and delicious way to liven up any party!

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Originally posted July 2023 – Updated January 2024

Lemon pudding cups topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Easy Birthday Cake Pudding Shots

If you love birthday cake flavored desserts and cocktails, these birthday cake pudding shots are for you! They’re a delicious vodka-infused treat that’s sure to add some extra cheer your next party and satisfy your sweet tooth.

White cake mix is the star ingredient in this sweet treat. It’s mixed with milk and vanilla instant pudding mix to form a creamy cake-flavored pudding, then combined with vodka for the boozy element. Funfetti sprinkles and whipped cream provide a festive finishing touch for a treat that looks as delicious as it tastes.

If you’re tired of the same old Jello shots and looking for a fun and delicious new party treat, you’ll definitely want to give this easy pudding shot recipe a try. It’s the perfect way to celebrate!

A group of desserts with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Why We Love This Recipe

Great for Parties – With its festive rainbow sprinkles and delicious cake flavor, these shots would be perfect for a birthday party or any kind of celebration.

Two Treats in One – Part creamy pudding and part shot, this delicious treat is a cocktail and a dessert in one.

Easy to Make – There are just a few simple ingredients in this fun treat, and you can prepare it in minutes, so it’s a super easy way to bring some extra cheer to your party!

Ingredients

Ingredients for a white ice cream sundae.
  • Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • White cake mix (or yellow cake mix)
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Confetti sprinkles
  • Cool Whip or whipped cream for topping

How To Make Birthday Cake Pudding Shots

Step 1: Start by heat treating your cake mix (this helps kill any bacteria that could come from the raw flour). You can easily do this by spreading it over a cookie sheet and baking at 350F for 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add the vanilla pudding mix and ½ cup of the white cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

A bowl of cake mix and pudding mix

Step 3: Add milk and whisk until smooth.

A person pouring milk into a bowl.

Step 4: Once the pudding has thickened, add the vodka. Continue to whisk until fully combined.

A person is using a measuring spoon to add ingredients in a bowl.

Step 5: Spoon the birthday cake pudding mix into each cup, filling it to the top. Place shots on a tray and let chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

A group of birthday cake pudding shots on a marble table.

Step 6: Add your toppings and enjoy!

Cupcakes with whipped cream and sprinkles on a white table.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you are going to make these in advance and chill them overnight before serving, be sure to use lids or keep them covered. You should also wait until just before serving to add the whipped cream.
  • For a quick and easy way to fill your shot glasses, try using a piping bag or pipe the pudding through a plastic bag with the corner cut off.
  • Replace the vodka with another half cup of milk to make non-alcoholic pudding cups for the kids or anyone who’s not drinking.
  • For a more festive birthday shot, you can add the sprinkles right into the pudding batter.
Birthday cake shots with whipped cream and sprinkles.
How Do I Store Birthday Cake Pudding Shots?

Cover your shots with plastic wrap or lids and place them in an airtight container. They should keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I Use a Different Type of Alcohol?

I love whipped cream vodka for this recipe, although rum would also work in a pinch. You could also try another flavored vodka like Pinnacle Cake Vodka or vanilla vodka for a little extra flavor. If you can’t find those, you can use regular vodka to make these too.

Birthday cake pudding shots topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

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Pudding shots topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.
4.98 from 45 votes

Birthday Cake Pudding Shots


Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
These Birthday Cake Pudding Shots are the perfect way to celebrate another year! It's a deliciously creamy cake-flavored treat packed with a fun boozy kick.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup white cake mix
  • 3 ounces vanilla instant pudding 1 box
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  • Start by heat treating your cake mix (this helps kill any bacteria that could come from the raw flour). You can easily do this by spreading it over a cookie sheet and baking at 350F for 5 minutes.
    1/2 cup white cake mix
  • Add the vanilla pudding mix and ½ cup of the white cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
    3 ounces vanilla instant pudding, 1/2 cup white cake mix
  • Add milk and whisk until smooth.
    1 1/2 cups milk
  • Once the pudding has thickened, add vodka and continue to whisk until fully combined.
    3/4 cup vodka
  • Spoon the birthday cake pudding mixture into each cup, filling it to the top. Place shots on a tray and let chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Top the shots with whipped cream and sprinkles and enjoy
    ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles, Whipped cream

Notes

Cover your shots with plastic wrap or lids and place them in an airtight container. They should keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Wait until just before serving to add the whipped cream and sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 0.2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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