This recipe was inspired by Portillo’s Cake Shake. Rarely do I have leftover cake but I do have leftover cupcakes from time to time. You probably do too. Portillo’s Cake shakes are typically chocolate unless it’s a certain time of the year. Sometimes they have lemon, but really you could make any flavor of cupcake into a shake. I will say this, I tried a slice of chocolate cake and the cake shake (thank you Kevin). I liked the cake shake best. The cake on its own tasted like a box mix and canned frosting on its own but in the shake, it was excellent. The only difference between my shake and Portillo’s is that I drank mine out of glass instead of a styrofoam cup and I used cupcakes instead of a piece of cake. Same great taste and flavor.
2 leftover cupcakes, I had chocolate
1/2 cup milk
3 scoops ice cream (1/2cup each), I used vanilla
Whip Cream for garnish
Cherry for garnish
Blend cupcakes and milk together in a blender. Add ice cream and blend again. Pour into a glass, garnish with whip cream and cherry. Enjoy!
You can find Portillo’s in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Portillo’s is known for their hot dogs and cake shakes.