Nothing tastes and looks like the holidays quite like a classic red velevet cake. Easier to prepare, these dessert shots capture all of the rich goodness of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; it's a boozy treat everyone is sure to love. Make these shots as instructed for a Christmas party or top with edible metallic sprinkles for a festive New Years treat.

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Yield: 12 to 24 shots depending on the size of your shot containers


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  • Whisk together milk and pudding in a medium bowl until combined; whisk in vodka. Fold in 8 ounces whipped topping. Refrigerate until chilled and set, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Spoon the pudding evenly into shot glasses or small plastic soufflé cups, layering with cake crumbles. Top shots evenly with additional whipped topping and sprinkle with additional cake crumbles.