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Portillo's Chocolate Cake Shake Copycat Recipe

Ever tried a chocolate cake milkshake? This is one recipe you've got to taste to believe!

Portillos Chocolate Cake Shake Copycat Recipe
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You can now have a milkshake and eat your cake too! Simply just combine them both and make a cake shake. The Copycat Portillo's Chocolate Cake Shake is a delicious chocolate milkshake with chocolate cake blended in it. It sounds as great as it tastes! You must try this version of Portillo's cake shake because it will be the best dessert you have ever had. Two great desserts into one makes for one of the best recipes out there. You cannot go wrong with this recipe. Fall in love with this simple delicious copycat recipe from Portillo's.


Preparation Time5 min



  • 6 scoops of chocolate ice cream
  • 1 big slice of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, crumbled
  • 1 shot of espresso (optional)
  • A few splashes of milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles


  1. In a blender, add the ice cream, cake, espresso (optional), and a few splashes of milk.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour in a glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkes. Enjoy!

Did You Know?

The first Portillo's opened as a small shack called the Hot Dog House in the 60s in the west suburbs of Chicago! After the small shack grew in popularity, the owner, Dick Portillo decided to rebrand, naming the restaurant after himself. Known for their delicious hot dogs, decandent chocolate cake, and refreshing chocolate cake shakes, Portillo's soon became a staple of the Chicagoland food scene.

Eventually the company became more ambitious and started opening stores across the U.S., including expanding to Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, and Florida. For a brief period in the 80s and 90s, they even had multiple locations in Japan!

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WHAAAT! A chocolate cake...SHAKE?! Now that is what I'm talking about! I have had one of these at Portillos and it was the bomb diggity dog.

Ooooooh! The famous cake shake! There's a Portillo's right down the road from me. I'll have to make this and then do a taste test )


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