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9 Amazing Cake Vodka Recipes You’ll Love To Make

Vodka is arguably one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world, and whilst this drink has its reputation for being incredibly boozy, what many people don’t realize is that this spirit is not only useful in cocktails and drinks, but also as an ingredient in cakes and desserts too, and it can lead to some incredibly interesting results.

9 Amazing Cake Vodka Recipes You’ll Love To Make

So, if you want to take your baking to the next level, then getting boozy is the perfect way to do so.

Of course, if you’re going to be adding vodka to your cake mixes, then you’ll need to be over the drinking age in order to purchase it.

So, if you want to discover some of the amazing vodka cake recipes out there, then read through our extensive list, and we’re sure you’ll find one that tempts you!

Amazing Vodka Cake Recipes

1. Vanilla Vodka Cupcakes

These cupcakes incorporate vanilla vodka into the batter to give the cupcakes a boozy twist that is sure to go down well with your guests.

The batter for the cupcakes is typically made with the usual ingredients for a vanilla cupcake, such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

However, a portion of the batter is mixed with vanilla vodka, which helps to provide the sweet and delicate vanilla flavor that can be tasted throughout the cupcakes.

The finished cupcakes have a rich, vanilla flavor with a subtle hint of alcohol from the vanilla vodka, and their moist, tender texture and the indulgent flavor is certainly something special.

These cupcakes are also topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting, which really helps to enhance the flavor.

2. Drunken Vodka Lemon Cake

If you love the zestiness of a lemon cake, but you want to provide it with that extra boozy goodness, then this recipe is going to appeal to you for sure, although instead of adding the vodka to the cake batter, this recipe instead calls for you to make a vodka sauce, using the spirit itself, as well as sugar and lemon juice, which then gets poured over the cake once it comes out of the oven.

The finished cake has a rich, vanilla flavor with a subtle boozy kick from the vodka and a tangy citrus flavor from the lemon juice.

The texture of the cake is moist and tender, and the combination of flavors is certainly unique!

3. Vanilla Vodka Christmas Cake

Traditionally served during the Christmas season, Christmas cake is an absolute essential for the big day, and this recipe revolutionizes the traditional recipe by incorporating vanilla vodka into the batter to give the cake a boozy twist.

The batter for the cake is typically made with the usual ingredients for a fruitcake, such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, dried fruits, and candied citrus peel.

However, a portion of the batter is mixed with vanilla vodka, which is a type of flavored vodka that has a sweet flavor with a vanilla twist.

Christmas cake is already known for its especially indulgent flavor, as well as the incredibly moist texture, however, the addition of vanilla vodka helps to increase the indulgence of the flavor, and helps to ensure that the sponge remains moist too.

No Christmas cake is complete without being decorated with festive toppings such as holly leaves and red berries!

4. White Russian Cupcakes And Vanilla Icing

Looking for a strictly adult-only cupcake recipe?

Then these White Russian cupcakes with vodka buttercream icing are definitely going to be a popular choice at any party, as they incorporate the flavors of the White Russian cocktail into the cupcakes and frosting.

The cupcakes are typically made with the usual ingredients for a vanilla cupcake, such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

However, a portion of the batter is mixed with Kahlua, a popular brand of coffee liqueur, and vodka to give the cupcakes a boozy flavor.

The frosting for the cupcakes is made with butter, powdered sugar, and vodka, which gives it a rich and creamy texture and a subtle booziness.

The finished cupcakes have a rich, vanilla flavor with a hint of coffee and alcohol from Kahlua and vodka. We’d definitely recommend topping the cupcakes with a drizzle of Kahlua for added flavor and presentation too!

5. Polish Vodka Cake

Even if you’ve never had the chance to visit Poland, one of the most well-known things about Poles is their love for Vodka, which is why this recipe will certainly be a popular one amongst your Polish friends, or even if you just have friends who particularly love vodka.

As far as the sponge goes, the recipe follows the same as any chocolate sponge recipe would, however, the booziness comes in thanks to the sweet chocolate vodka liquor that is made and then used to soak the sponges in, and once assembled using the cream custard, this cake will taste as good as it looks!

Even if you’ve never made anything like this before, it’s a particularly easy recipe to follow, and will make for an excellent addition at any party.

6. Raspberry Lemon Vodka Cake

Raspberry and lemon is a fruity combination that always goes well together, so when it comes to creating a cake that looks to bridge the gap between fruity and boozy, the choice of fruits involved shouldn’t be surprising, and the mix of the vodka and fruit into the batter to give the cake a boozy, tangy, and fruity flavor.

The batter for the cake is typically made with the usual ingredients for a vanilla cake, such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

However, a portion of the batter is mixed with vodka and lemon juice to add a boozy and tangy flavor to the cake, and fresh raspberries are folded into the batter to add a fruity sweetness and a pop of color.

The finished cake has a rich, vanilla flavor with a subtle boozy kick from the vodka, a tangy citrus flavor from the lemon juice, and a sweet and fruity flavor from the raspberries.

It is known for its moist, tender texture and unique flavor.

The cake may be topped with frosting, such as vanilla buttercream, and decorated with fresh raspberries for added flavor and presentation.

7. Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Reminiscent of the delicious flavors found in the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail, this cake is perfect for those looking for a tasty and boozy 70s throwback cake!

All of your favorite ingredients from this famous cocktail can be found in this recipe, including orange juice, vanilla extract, and vodka.

In addition to this, you might even want to flavor the cake with almond extract and topped with a frosting made from vanilla frosting and orange juice concentrate, although this recipe calls for a much simpler version of this delicious throwback cake.

Although some recipes may also include a layer of maraschino cherries in the cake for added flavor and color.

This recipe calls for a delicious glaze to be made, which is used to pour over the cook to really help make that incredible flavor stand out!

8. Chocolate Vodka Cake

Chocolate and vodka is a well-revered combination, which is precisely why you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this delicious boozy cake creation!

This cake incorporates vodka into the batter in order to add a subtle alcoholic flavor to the cake, as well as helping to enhance the chocolate flavor too.

Whilst you’re free to make this cake using your batter mix, this recipe calls for you to use a chocolate cake mix, which you should prepare according to the package instructions, but make sure that you also add in the vodka!

Although some recipes may call for additional ingredients, such as cocoa powder or chocolate chips, to increase the chocolate flavor.

This recipe uses a vanilla pudding mix and cool whip in order to make the delicious filling and topping, and if you want that extra chocolate flavor, you can even add some chocolate shavings on top too.

9. Vodka Cake Batter Shake

Remember those funfetti birthday cakes you used to enjoy as a kid?

Have you ever wanted to savor those incredibly sweet flavors again? Well, with this unique shake you can, and this time it even comes with some booze.

You only need 5 ingredients in order to make this amazing boozy shake, which includes vanilla ice cream, funfetti cake mix, milk (or a non-dairy alternative), rainbow sprinkles, and of course, your favorite brand of vodka!

Simply add the ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.

And of course, you need to garnish the milkshake with sprinkles, and whipped cream, which not only provides added flavor but visual appeal too.

Conclusion

Thanks for checking out our list of some of the most amazing cake vodka recipes that we’re sure you’ll love making!

Anna Ingham

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