Indulge in Sweet Bliss with Coffee Cake Martini Recipe

Are you looking for a unique and delicious cocktail recipe that will impress your guests at your next party? Look no further than the Coffee Cake Martini! This sophisticated drink combines the rich flavors of coffee, cake, and vodka to create a truly memorable experience.

Whether you’re a coffee lover or just looking to switch up your usual cocktail routine, this recipe is sure to please. With ingredients like Baileys Irish Cream, cake vodka, and espresso, it’s easy to see why the Coffee Cake Martini is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

Plus, with its elegant presentation and easy-to-follow recipe, this drink is perfect for entertaining. So put on some music, grab your Cocktail Shaker and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cake Martini
Coffee Cake Martini

If you’re looking for a cocktail that combines the rich, warm flavors of coffee cake with the smoothness and sophistication of a classic martini, then this Coffee Cake Martini is the perfect recipe for you. This delicious and easy-to-make recipe is guaranteed to add some excitement to your next get-together or evening in, and will quickly become an all-time favorite.

What really makes this recipe stand out is the combination of Baileys Irish Cream, cake vodka, and coffee liqueur. These ingredients come together to create a rich and complex flavor that perfectly mimics the taste of a freshly baked coffee cake. And let’s not forget about the espresso martini! This delicious variation of the classic cocktail adds an extra layer of depth and complexity that will leave your taste buds singing.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, creamy, or strong, this cocktail has got you covered. You can easily adjust the amounts of each ingredient to suit your individual tastes and preferences, making it easy to create the perfect balance every time.

If you’re looking for a unique and exciting way to enjoy coffee at any time of day or night, this Coffee Cake Martini recipe is just what you need. So why not give it a try today? Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a coffee martini that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a coffee martini that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this delicious cake martini recipe:

For the cake liqueur:

  • 2 parts cake vodka
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • 1 part Baileys Irish cream

For the espresso martini:

  • 1.5 oz espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • 1.5 oz vodka (Van Gogh Double Espresso Flavored Vodka recommended)
  • 0.25 oz cinnamon schnapps

For the coffee cake:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g golden or white caster sugar
  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 tbsp strong coffee or espresso

To garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Coffee beans

Make sure to have a cocktail shaker, ice, and a martini glass ready!

The Recipe How-To

 A coffee lover’s dream come true, this martini packs a heavenly punch of caffeine and flavors.
A coffee lover’s dream come true, this martini packs a heavenly punch of caffeine and flavors.

Now that we have all of our ingredients ready, it’s time to dive into making our delicious Coffee Cake Martini. This recipe is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prep.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Make sure you have all of the ingredients listed in the previous section. Once you have everything ready, you’re good to go.

Step 2: Combine the Liquids

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 1 1/2 oz Cake Vodka, 1 oz Coffee Liqueur, 1/2 oz Baileys Irish Cream, and 1/4 oz Cinnamon Schnapps.

Step 3: Shake Vigorously

Now it’s time to shake up that mixture vigorously for around 15 seconds until the liquid is nice and smooth. Feel free to give your cocktail shaker your best bartender impression – we won’t judge!

Step 4: Strain Into Martini Glass

After shaking, strain the mixture into a well-chilled martini glass. To do this, place a strainer over the opening of your cocktail shaker and pour the liquid slowly into your glass.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve!

Garnish your Coffee Cake Martini with coffee beans or serve it plain. And there you have it! Enjoy your sweet and indulgent creation.

Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to boring cocktails and hello to this scrumptious Coffee Cake Martini.
Say goodbye to boring cocktails and hello to this scrumptious Coffee Cake Martini.

The beauty of the Coffee Cake Martini recipe is that it’s versatile and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations to try out:

– To switch up the liquor base, try using espresso flavored or chocolate flavored vodka instead of cake vodka. Cinnamon schnapps or peppermint schnapps can also provide a delicious twist.

– If you don’t have Baileys Irish Cream on hand, feel free to substitute with another coffee liqueur like Kahlua or Tia Maria.

– To make a Banana Coffee Cake Martini, swap out the cake vodka for banana liqueur and garnish with a slice of fresh banana.

– For a more chocolaty version, swap out the cake vodka with chocolate vodka or UV Chocolate Cake Vodka.

– If you want a non-alcoholic version of this drink, simply omit the liquor and replace with rum extract or vanilla extract. You can also use espresso syrup instead of coffee liqueur for that rich coffee flavor.

– For a King Cake-inspired cocktail, use King Cake Vodka and add a drizzle of purple, green, and gold syrup over the top as garnish.

– To make a German Chocolate Cake Martini, swap out the cake vodka for coconut rum and garnish with shredded coconut and shaved chocolate.

– If you’re celebrating someone’s birthday or just want to indulge in something sweet, try a Happy Birthday Cake Martini by using white cake vodka and adding rainbow sprinkles to the rim of the glass.

Feel free to get creative with this recipe and experiment with different varieties until you find your perfect combination!

Serving and Pairing

 Who needs dessert when you have an extraordinary coffee martini as your after-dinner treat?
Who needs dessert when you have an extraordinary coffee martini as your after-dinner treat?

When it comes to serving and pairing your coffee cake martini, there are many options to explore.

Firstly, be sure to serve your martini chilled, straight-up in a martini glass for an elegant touch. You can then garnish the rim of the glass with crushed coffee beans or a small piece of sponge cake to create a visually stunning presentation.

As for pairing, this cocktail goes best with a light dessert such as a fruit tart or vanilla ice cream. The sweetness from the dessert will complement the flavors of the creamy Baileys Irish Cream and cake vodka in the martini. Alternatively, you could pair this drink with brunch favorites such as banana bread or coffee cake.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try experimenting with other cake-flavored liqueurs and vodkas to create unique variations of this cocktail? For example, substituting the Vodka Van Gogh Double Espresso with UV Chocolate Cake Vodka can give your cocktail an entirely new flavor profile.

Overall, the coffee cake martini is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on many occasions. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a dinner party, this delicious cocktail is bound to impress your guests with its delectable taste and stunning presentation.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect balance of espresso, coffee liqueur, and vanilla syrup will leave you craving more.
The perfect balance of espresso, coffee liqueur, and vanilla syrup will leave you craving more.

This Coffee Cake Martini Recipe can be made ahead of time, stored and reheated if necessary, making it an ideal choice for those wanting to prepare drinks for parties or gatherings.

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can mix the wet ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. You could also make the coffee liqueur syrup in advance and keep it in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve, simply combine all the ingredients in the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds before pouring into a chilled martini glass.

If you need to store any leftover cocktail, transfer them into an airtight container and refrigerate immediately. The cocktail will last up to 24 hours when properly stored.

You can also reheat your coffee martini if required by gently warming it up in a saucepan over low heat, but be careful not to overheat or boil the concoction as this can impact its taste, texture, and consistency.

A simple tip to ensure that your cake cocktail retains its smooth texture is to strain it using a fine mesh strainer before serving. Finally, garnishing your martini with sponge cake crumbles or coffee beans will add an extra touch of flavor that enhances its visual appeal too.

Tips for Perfect Results

 One sip of this creamy concoction with a cinnamon-sugar rim, and you’ll never want to go back to regular coffee again.
One sip of this creamy concoction with a cinnamon-sugar rim, and you’ll never want to go back to regular coffee again.

To make an amazing coffee cake martini, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Here are some useful tips for perfect results:

1. Use quality ingredients: A great cocktail starts with quality ingredients, so use good quality vodka, coffee liqueur, and flavored liqueurs like Baileys Irish Cream or cinnamon schnapps. For this recipe, I recommend Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka and Whisper Creek Cake Liqueur.

2. Shake vigorously: When using a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake the mixture vigorously for at least 15 seconds. This will help to properly blend all the ingredients together to create a smooth and silky texture.

3. Chilling is key: Make sure all of your ingredients are chilled before making the cocktail. You can even chill your martini glasses in advance for an extra cold, crisp drink.

4. Experiment with substitutions: Feel free to experiment with substitutions and variations on this basic recipe. Consider using UV Chocolate Cake Vodka instead of vanilla or add some banana liqueur to make a banana coffee cake martini.

5. Don’t be afraid to garnish: A garnish can take your coffee cake martini from good to great! Try adding grated chocolate or espresso beans on top of the whipped cream for an extra special touch. You can even rim your martini glass with brown sugar or snowy river (cinnamon sugar).

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect coffee cake martini every time.


Now, let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions about this delectable coffee cake martini recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned bartender or a beginner mixologist, you may find the answers to your queries helpful and informative. So, sit back, grab your favorite mug, and let’s dive in!

What kind of liquor do you put in a coffee martini?

To make an espresso martini, all you need is espresso coffee, vodka, and Kahlua.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

Coffee cake is a soft cake with a crunchy crumb topping that is typically enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee. Contrary to its name, the cake does not contain any coffee flavoring in its ingredients.

What is coffee cake topping made of?

For the crumb topping, I suggest gathering brown and white sugars, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Next, you’ll want to add melted butter and mix the ingredients together. Gradually sprinkle in flour and mix with a rubber spatula until it becomes a moist mixture. For the best results, spread the mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and let it dry until you’re ready to use it.

What kind of vodka do you use for Espresso Martini?

With its corn-distilled base, Tito’s vodka boasts a subtle hint of sweetness that makes it the perfect choice for crafting an indulgent Espresso Martini.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a unique and delicious cocktail, the Coffee Cake Martini is the perfect choice. It’s a rich and flavorful drink that combines the sweetness of cake with the boldness of coffee and vodka. With ingredients like Baileys Irish Cream, cake vodka, and espresso, it’s hard to go wrong with this beverage.

This recipe offers endless possibilities for customization, allowing you to experiment with different flavors and enjoy unique combinations. Whether you prefer a classic coffee liqueur or want to try something new like UV Chocolate Cake or Whisper Creek Cake, you’re sure to find endless inspiration in this recipe.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a tasty and indulgent Coffee Cake Martini. Serve it up at your next party or enjoy it as a luxurious nightcap after a long day. Either way, this cocktail is sure to impress any coffee or cake lover, and leave you wanting more!

Coffee Cake Martini

Coffee Cake Martini Recipe

A martini that tastes like coffee cake
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Calories 50.9 kcal


  • 2 ounces espresso-flavored vodka (Van Gogh)
  • 1/4 ounce cinnamon schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish Cream


  • Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice.
  • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Enjoy.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 16gCalories: 50.9kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 14.3mgSugar: 3.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy
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