Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake

Since it’s my birthday month, I don’t need an excuse to put sprinkles on everything!  My hubby and I were able to go on a date night last month to Wolfden Brewing since they have an amazing socially distanced beer garden, not to mention an amazing selection of beers.  

I picked up a pair of their Zombie Birthday Cake, Golden Pastry Ale beer and thought about what I can make with it.  Of course I was going to make cake, but I was definitely craving a milkshake.  Thus, the Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake was born.

You can really change it up with your toppings.  I put whatever I had on hand.  The vanilla aroma in the beer compliments the toasted marshmallow which is what I used.

Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake

The Beer





I used Zombie Birthday Cake Beer from Wolfden Brewing.  It is a golden pastry ale that’s brewed with milk sugar, vanilla, and birthday cake.

Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake
Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake


Rim two beer glasses with marshmallow cream.  Use a butter knife to spread the cream around.  Press the sprinkles into the cream.

Make your funfetti beer cake.  I use boxed cake because life is too short.  Honestly, have you had Pillsbury cake mix lately? It’s literally amazing.

Use the box directions to make the cake.  Take the water ratio and use 25% percent birthday cake beer.

Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake
Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake

Other Toppings

  • Sprinkles
  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel Sauce such as the Bourbon Caramel Sauce 
  • Cake
  • Whipped cream
Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake

Birthday Cake Beer Milkshake

Vanilla milkshake made with Birthday Cake Beer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 large servings



  • 1 box Pillsbury funfetti cake mix
  • 3 large eggs (or package directions)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or package directions)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup birthday cake beer

2 Containers of Pillsbury Funfetti Frosting


    • 1 48 oz container vanilla ice cream (or 6 cups)
    • 6 tbsp milk topping
    • 6 tbsp birthday cake beer


    • marshmallows toasted
    • sprinkles



    • Mix together cake ingredients in large bowl. Grease two 9 inch cake pans with oil. Pour batter between both pans. Bake at 350 for 30-32 minutes. Cool Completely.
    • Take 1/3 of the frosting and add desired amount of sprinkles. Frost top of one of the cake with this sprinkled frosting.
    • Stack both cakes. Frost the rest of the cake with the non sprinkled frosting. Cut one piece and stack on top of milkshake


    • Blend vanilla ice cream, milk, and beer in a blender until smooth. Serve in prepared glasses.


    • Rim two glasses with marshmallow cream. Pour sprinkles on a flat plate and roll to coat. Pour milkshake into glasses.
    • Lay marshmallows onto foil lined sheet. Broil on high until browned (this should only take a few minutes).
    • Add toasted marshmallows, sprinkles, and finished cake.


    The original box directions had 1 cup of water.  I took 25% of that and used beer.  If box directions say something different, use 25% beer of that equivalent.  
    Cake can also be folded into the milkshake.
    Drink immediately after making.

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