Cake Batter Milkshakes Recipe

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Creamy, thick, and sweet Cake Batter Milkshakes have all the flavor of that delicious cake batter you love to stick your finger in. And they only require a few ingredients and a couple minutes of your time.

Cake Batter Milkshakes in 2 glasses.



Cold Stone Creamery has completely ruined me when it comes to ice cream. Since trying their cake batter ice cream, it’s the only kind of ice cream I want. But Cold Stone is a good 20 minutes from my house and a little hard on the pocketbook, so I wanted to make a cake batter treat that we could enjoy at home.


My daughter’s birthday last Friday seemed like the perfect occasion. We decided to skip a formal celebration with a cake since her schedule was so jammed pack with school starting back and her High School Swim Season in full gear.

I wanted something simple that would be celebratory. Sprinkles are nothing if not celebratory. πŸ™‚

It only took a few minutes and we had drinkable birthday cake.

Milkshakes in two glasses with sprinkles on top.



These milkshakes are totally adaptable to your tastes. Go light or heavy on the cake mix depending on how much of that cake batter flavor you want. Add a few sprinkles or a lot. I like a lot!

Add milk or half and half depending on how creamy you want it. A little liquid for a thick shake or extra for a thin shake that’s easily slurped through a straw. Any way you make it, it’s delicious.

Now I need to figure out what to do with the remaining cake mix. I’m thinking Cake Batter Popcorn πŸ™‚



Cake Batter Milkshake in a glass with 2 straws.

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Cake Batter Milkshakes in 2 glasses.

Cake Batter Milkshakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake batter, ice cream
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Creamy and thick milkshakes with an awesome cake batter flavor and lots of sprinkles. So easy and so fun!
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  • 5-6 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup milk or half and half
  • sprinkles


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add less milk for a thick shake and more for a more drinkable shake.


Calories: 387kcal

Originally published August 26, 2014

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21 thoughts on “Cake Batter Milkshakes Recipe

  1. Look at you you glorious milkshake!
    … sorry I had to speak directly to the milkshake first. It’s just so pretty. πŸ˜‰ And I know what you mean, Christin. How can you say no to cake batter once you’ve tried it?! It’s ice cream with sprinkles and it doesn’t matter if it’s your birthday or not so all hail the cake batter ice cream (and this milkshake!).

  2. These milkshakes are so pretty and fun! I love that you made drinkable birthday cakes instead and the sprinkles are definitely super festive πŸ™‚ Looks so refreshing and perfect for a summer celebration!

  3. YUM! What a beautiful way to celebrate birthday…thick and creamy milk shake…I love the colored sprinkles…
    Enjoy the rest of you week Christin πŸ˜€

  4. Oh these are so fun! Sprinkles make anything festive! And milkshakes … man it’s been so long since I’ve had one!! This looks delicious!

  5. I’m not sure why, but recently I’ve been addicted to smoothies and shakes. When I saw this recipe, my head kind of exploded. I love the idea of using cake mix, that’s much more genius than my previous efforts(do not put butter in a milkshake. let’s leave it at that.). Definitely going to try this! Pinned.

  6. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! I saw these and had to smile. There is something about sprinkles that just makes life better! My son loves ‘birthday cake’ ice cream and even frozen yogurt. One day, I tried it and was amazed it was actually good (I did not grow up eating ‘birthday cake’ flavored ice cream!). This is really fun and a great birthday treat!

  7. No way!! This looks amazing!! Talk about a fun dessert! Love it! Gotta love bright and colorful sprinkles to add a fun pop of color!! πŸ™‚

  8. Have you ever had one of those dreams where you’re eating something reallyyyy really cool that doesn’t exist in the real world? So when you wake up you feel kind of sad that you can’t eat it? (Maybe it’s just me who gets these…) But these cake batter milkshakes totally remind me of these dreams!! They are so original and colourful! The name is just irresistible too πŸ™‚

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