Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes


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Cake Batter Milkshakes

Now here’s something to celebrate! With all the flavor of cake batter, a swirl of hot fudge and loads of sprinkles, these Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes are even better than licking the bowl after making a funfetti cake.

When Frank and I found out that Molly and Clara would likely be born in April, we knew that April would always be a big month of celebration for our family. (Frank and I both have April birthdays too!)

So when the girls were born ON my birthday, the universe deemed that it would forever be a day filled with fun (and cake)!

Rainbow Sprinkles in a clear bowl
So today, I’m stopping in for just a minute to share this treat of the moment that follows the theme for the month…parties! When I came across  this Birthday Cake Milkshake a few weeks ago while skimming every image google has that involves sprinkles, I had to have it.

The secret of this milkshake, and what makes it taste totally unlike any dessert I’ve ever had, is a bit of dry cake mix. I added a small bit of almond extract to bring out even more of that cake batter flavor.

Cake Batter Milkshakes in glasses with colorful straws

And of course all the sprinkles!

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Funfetti Cake Batter Milkshakes with Hot Fudge

These festive milkshakes have all the flavor of cake batter, a swirl of hot fudge and loads of sprinkles. Even better than licking the bowl after making a funfetti cake!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Microwave Safe Bowl or Measuring Cup
  • Blender
  • 4 Small Glasses


  • 1/4 cup Hot Fudge, plus extra for serving
  • 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Cake Mix
  • 2 Tbsp Rainbow Sprinkles, plus extra for serving
  • Whipped Cream, for serving (optional)


  • Warm hot fudge in the microwave just until it pours easily (stop before it gets extremely hot). Pour hot fudge into four small glasses.
  • Combine ice cream, milk, almond extract, and cake mix in a blender and blend until smooth (don't over-blend or the milkshake will thin out). Pour milk shake over hot fudge in prepared glasses. Top each glass with sprinkles and gently stir the sprinkles into the milkshakes. Top each with whipped cream and extra hot fudge and sprinkles. Enjoy!


Adapted from Birthday Cake Milkshakes by Clinton Kelly via ABC's The Chew.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 557IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00
Calories: 411
Keyword: make with kids, milkshake, party and entertaining
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I’ll be back soon with a few more pictures of this birthday duo!

Molly and Clara Second Birthday

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With all the flavor of cake batter, a swirl of hot fudge and loads of sprinkles, these milkshakes are even better than licking the bowl after making a funfetti cake.
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Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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  1. 5 stars
    Cutest picture ever of your girls! And the colorful sprinkles make me want to celebrate ANYTHING right now! Yum!

  2. Happy birthday to your twins and you! What a happy month April is in your house (and busy!). Love these milkshakes – what a great treat to indulge in on your day. I’m happy just looking at it!

    1. Thanks so much Monica! We definitely indulged in fun and treats this month! Hope you’re having a good one too!

  3. I love that the girls were born on your birthday! And what a cute picture of the birthday girls. Love it! And now I want a milkshake.

    1. Thanks so much Joy! If you really get it in your head to make a milkshake, you can’t go wrong with this one, right? 😉

  4. 5 stars
    Great birthday party recipe. And the girls are adorable. I can’t believe I’ve been reading your blog for 2 years now!

    1. Thanks so much for following along on this wild adventure, Betty! So glad to have “met” you through this space!