Chocolate flavor has this happy effect on all of us. Imagine some creamy, thick, and cold chocolate shake sitting in your mouth on a sunny day.
You want to enjoy this shake all summer, but ordering from the store every day can be expensive.
Well, relax, it’s your lucky day; this article will article will be detailing all you ever wanted to know about Portillo’s chocolate cake shake.
What is a Portillo’s chocolate cake shake?
Portillo’s chocolate cake shake is a thick mix of Portillo’s chocolate cake and creamy vanilla ice cream.
This chocolate cake shake is originally from Portillos, a well-known restaurant in Chicago famous for its Italian beef sandwiches, cakes, shakes, and hotdogs.
Recipe for Portillo’s chocolate cake shake
How to make portillos chocolate cake
You can easily make a Portillo’s chocolate cake at home; it will take only 40 minutes to prepare and cook.
Here is how to prepare it.
●Ice cold water
Ideas to make the best chocolate cake
●Add a bit of coffee to your mix to get a better taste of chocolate
●Leave the oven closed while baking your cake; opening it will alter the temperatures, which could ruin the cake.
●Mix the batter until well combined, avoid overmixing, or your cake will come out dry.
●If you had stored eggs in the fridge, remove them and leave them to cool at room temperature first. It will help them mix better with the batter.
●Choose a shiny pan over a dark pan to bake your cake. It will absorb heat, making the cake brown before it cooks.
●After greasing your pan, dust with cocoa powder instead of flour. It will bring out the chocolatey flavor and make it easier to remove your cake from the pan once cooked.
●Use mayonnaise for a creamy, moist chocolate cake.
●Start with the dry ingredients first and mix. Add liquid ingredients last to avoid having a hard, heavy cake.
●Be careful not to overcook your cake, cautiously check the time.
●Let the cake cool overnight before frosting.
1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2.Grease the pan and splash cocoa powder inside
3.Add all your dry ingredients(cake mix and a spoon of coffee) in a bowl and mix. Once combined, add the liquid ingredients and combine on low speed for thirty seconds, then high speed for five minutes.
4.Pour the mixture into your pan.
5.Put your cake in the oven to bake for about thirty minutes. Prick the middle of your cake to check if it’s cooked. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it’s ready to be removed.
6.Remove your cake from the oven and let it rest for about five minutes.
7.Put the cake on a plate or rack and leave it cool for one hour.
8.Once it cools, frost and decorates your cake as you desire.
How to store your Portillo’s chocolate cake
You can make the cake in advance and store it in the freezer. Follow these instructions:
●Once your cake is baked, let it cool completely.
●Wrap with plastic and put it in a container or ziplock bag in the freezer.
●Leave it in the fridge to thaw overnight, then frost to serve your cake.
●Keep the cake at room temperature for up to two days once frosted. You don’t need to refrigerate once frosted.
How To Make Portillo’s vanilla Chocolate Cake Shake
Your chocolate cake is ready; now, let’s go ahead and make our Portillo’s chocolate cake shake. We will use the cake to make a thick chocolate shake, plus it will only take ten minutes. Read on for the instructions.
●A slice of Portillo’s chocolate cake
●Heavy whipping cream
●Vanilla ice cream (as much as you would like)
Tips and tricks to make the Best Portillos Chocolate Cake shake
To make the best chocolate shake, Portillo style, here are a few tricks that you should know.
●Use a good quality vanilla ice cream for your shake. The creamier and thicker, the better.
●Soften the ice cream by thawing it at room temperature for ten minutes; this makes it easier to blend.
●Use freshly baked Portillo’s chocolate cake that we already made.
●Blend your shake heavy with chunks that you can scoop and chew.
●You can add more ingredients to your shake to add flavor. Try marshmallows and nuts for a crunchy shake. You can also add chocolate chips, caramel sauce, or graham crackers for an excellent taste. Adding some alcohol of your choice will make a tasty shake for adults.
1.Pour the milk and ice cream into a blender and mix.
2.Add the chocolate cake into the mixture and blend with chocolate frosting, vanilla essence, and whipped cream.
3.Blend for about five minutes until it’s thick.
4.To check if the mixture is well thickened, open your blender and use a spoon to scoop. Once satisfied with the thickness, turn off the blender or blend a little more for better results.
5.Serve in a milkshake glass and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!
Variations for chocolate cake shake
If you are not a chocolate fan, you can make cake shakes using other flavors or mix them up.
Here are a few suggestions:
●Strawberry cake shake- Use strawberry cake and ice cream to make this shake instead of chocolate cake. You can top it with fresh berries.
●Oreo shake- Blend Oreos with creamy ice cream and a chocolate cake. Oreos bring out the true taste of chocolate.
●Black and white shake- The Portillo’s chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream makes lovely thick shakes.
●Strawberry lemon cake shake- Freshly baked yellow cake coated with lemon frosting blended with a strawberry milkshake; this makes a sweet and sour shake ideal for summer.
●Mint chocolate shakes- Blend chocolate cake with a vanilla mint shake for a creamy chocolatey mint shake.
Ten types of shakes you can blend with cake to make a thick creamy shake.
Chocolate strawberry shakes
To prepare this shake, blend strawberry ice cream and chocolate ice cream with the cake flavor of your choice, blend in chopped strawberries and chocolate syrup, then add milk to make the shake thick.
You can top it with strawberries or chocolate chips.
Mocha hazelnut shake
This milkshake is a coffee, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream blend for coffee lovers.
You can add milk and a piece of Portillo’s chocolate cake for a thick shake.
Top with whipped cream and enjoy.
This shake combines milk, dark chocolate, and chocolate ice cream for chocolate lovers.
Add a slice of Portillo’s chocolate cake and blend to make a Portillo chocolate cake shake.
This shake is an excellent summer treat consisting of cold milk and vanilla ice cream with a pinch of salt.
To make the Portillo vanilla chocolate cake shake, blend in a slice of chocolate cake until it thickens, then serve.
This healthy shake combines milk and banana slices with sugar and cardamom powder for extra flavor.
You can serve it with chocolate powder and fresh or whipped cream.
This shake is a refreshing blend of cut strawberries, milk, and strawberry ice cream with ice cubes.
Top with chocolate maple syrup or any other of your choice.
You can blend in a slice of cake for a thick creamy shake.
Cookies and cream shake
Cream shake is a hearty mix of cookies with milk blended in chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream.
Top with some choco chips or cookies of your choice.
Chocolate banana shake
This shake is thick and will fill you up; sliced bananas blended with chocolate ice cream and cold milk with a scoop of cardamom powder.
Use banana slices and choco chips for topping; you can blend in a slice of vanilla or chocolate cake.
Chocolate strawberry shake
To make this shake, blend chocolate and strawberry ice cream chopped strawberries with milk.
You can blend in a slice of Portillo’s chocolate cake and top with fresh strawberries.
Mixed berry shake
Another healthy shake combines chopped blueberries, strawberries, berry ice cream, and milk.
It’s a simple shake to make topped with whip cream.
A banana cake would blend in with this shake, making a tropical fruit shake.
Portillo’s chocolate cake shakes nutritional facts.
A large glass of Portillo’s chocolate cake has 1,490 calories with 65 % carbohydrates, 29% fat, and 6% protein content.
It contains nutrients like vitamin A, C, Calcium, and iron.
To burn off 1,490 calories, you will need to walk at three mph for 401 minutes, run six mph for 142 minutes and cycle ten mph for 207 minutes.
Health benefits of drinking chocolate cake shake.
While shakes are high in calories, they provide several health benefits.
Ingredients like eggs, milk, fruit, and dark chocolate are essential for a healthy body.
You can choose healthy ingredients and make a low-calorie shake of your choice.
Make your chocolate shakes at home to avoid the high sugar content and saturated fat from restaurant shakes.
Use almond or non-fat milk, cocoa powder, and yogurt instead of full cream milk and ice cream for a healthy chocolate shake.
These are some of the health benefits that you will get from drinking chocolate cake shakes:
Calcium and phosphorus
The milk and dark chocolate used to prepare chocolate shakes contain calcium and phosphorus, which promote bone and tooth health.
Calcium helps with nerve communication, while phosphorus makes up part of our DNA.
A large glass of shake contains 378 milligrams of phosphorus and 396 milligrams of calcium, which adds to the recommended daily intake.
Vitamin B 12 boosts blood formation that helps red blood cells circulate oxygen in our bodies.
It is also an essential vitamin that promotes healthy nerves.
Our bodies need 42 % of Vitamin B12 daily; a glass of chocolate milkshake provides a milligram of vitamin B12.
Chocolate shakes contain choline, an essential nutrient for promoting healthy nerve function and aids brain communication.
A drink of chocolate shake provides your body with nine percent of the recommended daily intake for men and twelve percent for women.
Portillo’s chocolate cake shake is ideal for drinking after a workout; it will fill you up and replenish your body with protein and energy.
Kids will enjoy this shake this summer; the cold, thick chocolate taste will cool their bodies while playing in the sun.
Play around with different ingredients and enjoy a variety of shake flavors that you like.
If you can’t make the chocolate cake, grab a slice of cake from a store and use it to make your shake.
Start making your chocolate shake at home now and enjoy it with family and friends.
Creamy Thick Portillo’s Chocolate Shake; a Copycat Recipe
- 1 eggs
- 1 water
- 1 Cake mix
- 1 Chocolate frosting
- 1 Mayonnaise
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease the pan and splash cocoa powder inside
- Add all your dry ingredients(cake mix and a spoon of coffee) in a bowl and mix. Once combined, add the liquid ingredients and combine on low speed for thirty seconds, then high speed for five minutes.
- Pour the mixture into your pan.
- Put your cake in the oven to bake for about thirty minutes. Prick the middle of your cake to check if it’s cooked. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it’s ready to be removed.
- Remove your cake from the oven and let it rest for about five minutes.
- Put the cake on a plate or rack and leave it cool for one hour.
- Once it cools, frost and decorates your cake as you desire.