Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

 

These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

So it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and though I live in New England, I honestly don’t give a crap. Seriously, though, if I hear one more thing about deflated balls, I’m going to scream. I swear the next person to post something about it on my news feed is going to be hidden so fast it’s not even funny. Okay, enough with venting my irritation.

It is, however, February 1st, and that  is something I am very much excited about because it means it’s time to start sharing ideas for Valentine’s Day! I’ve posted a couple already here and here, but now it’s time to really get down to the good stuff. So today I’m dedicating these cupcakes to all the girls who’d rather be reading or binge watching Grey’s than watching the game. And if you ARE a football fan, I still love you 😉

Unfortunately, unlike the last two years, I won’t be doing the 15 Days of Love. It became too stressful and exhausting and really began to take away more than add to the one thing that’s most important in my life, my marriage.

So we’re going to keep it low key this year with a couple of recipes, ideas, and stories. Don’t worry, the Breakfast and Batman/Dinner and The Dark Knight tradition will continue… it might just be one of my favorite traditions we have!

These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but I didn’t post a single cupcake recipe last month! What the hell is wrong with me, I’ve been failing you guys! So I’m kicking off the month of love with these sweet little Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes!

These guys weren’t even on the blog menu until last Monday night. We stopped into the store to grab a few things before hunkering down for Blizzard Juno. I went to grab some candy bars to make cookies with and saw these boxes of Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers! I immediately envisioned these adorable little cupcakes that were all pink and fun with straws. I think that vision really came to life, what do you think?

These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

I decided to do a simple vanilla based cupcake with a little malt powder thrown in for extra milk shakey-ness.  Top it off with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting and a whopper and you’ve got some of the cutest little cupcakes around. Oh, but don’t forget the straw! These cupcakes don’t have any oil or butter in them, it’s sour cream that keeps them light and moist. They have a light flavor, not too overwhelming, but just enough to make you reminisce about those childhood days with a glass of thick pink strawberry goodness!

These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes
 
These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 Cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes:
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 4 tbsp Malt Powder
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
Frosting:
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • ⅓ cup Strawberries and Creme Instant Pudding Mix (dry)
  • 3 tbsp Strawberry Milk Powder
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  3. Beat all ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Fill liners about ? full of batter.
  5. Turn oven down to 350 F.
  6. Bake cupcakes for 18 – 20 minutes.
  7. Test with a toothpick to check that they are done, transfer cupcakes to a cooling rack.
Frosting:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer or large bowl and whip until frosting stands stiff, about 2-3 minutes. DO NOT OVER MIX.
  2. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes, top with sprinkles and enjoy.
  3. Paper straws are optional, but should be cut in half before adding.
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These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes have a vanilla malt base and are topped with a strawberry milk whipped cream frosting, sprinkles, and a whopper! Make them for an instant trip down memory lane.

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Hi Channing, Those ratios are correct, it’s the same ratio I use on all of my whipped frostings. You need to whip it at high speed until light and fluffy, just like whipped cream. Also make sure you don’t forget the jello pudding mix because it helps to stabilize the frosting 🙂

It really depends on what your timeline looks like. The frosting is made with a whipped cream base, so they definitely shouldn’t be left out for a long time, but 2-4 hours if it’s for a party or something should be fine. You could also bake the cupcakes up and frost them shortly before serving. If you have to make them up ahead of time, I would definitely put them in the fridge, but would still consume within 24 hours. If you want to make them so they’ll last a bit longer, I’d recommend using my vanilla buttercream frosting recipe and adding the milkshake powder to it starting with a 1/4 cup and working up based on taste: http://www.sugarandsoul.co/2015/06/classic-vanilla-buttercream-frosting-recipe.html

Teresa, you can substitute with instant vanilla and the strawberry milk powder should be enough. You can always try reversing the recipe and using a strawberry cake mix and just vanilla frosting.

These look adorable! I love the little cupcake stands. I love strawberry milkshakes so I’m definitely going to be trying out your recipe, thanks for sharing. I’ve included your recipe in my Five on Friday post today! Have a great weekend 🙂

Hi Rebecca! Can Strawberry Instant Pudding Mix be used instead of the Strawberry and Creme one? I can’t find it anywhere in PR!!! I can’t find the malt powder or syrup either. Is there another substitution I could use?

If you can find regular Strawberry, that would would fine. As for the malt, I’m not sure of any other substitute, but you can easily make it without it, it just won’t have that malted flavor.

Hi, i was looking to make these cupcakes tonight but counldnt find malt powder anywhere not even my health foods store. I found malted milk powder but wasnt sure if it was the same as just malt powder. any help? Thanks, Jordan.

The cake turned out a little dry but this frosting is amazing! And they just may be some of the prettiest cupcakes I’ve ever made 🙂

These are lovely!! I’m thinking about making them, but we’re crazy about buttercream icing! Do you think I could achieve a similar taste using a simple buttercream and adding the strawberry milk powder? Suggestions? TIA! 😍

Your cupcakes are gorgeous! Can you please tell me where you purchased the light pink and white cupcake liners?

Those cupcakes look amazing!!! Could you please tell me what kind of malt powder you used? I live in Germany and don’t get it in the stores. With a name I could order it over the Internet. If you cannot name for legal reasons could you send me an email?
Thanks!

I’m new to baking and I am also totally confused as to what kind of malt powder to buy. Is it the same as malted milk or do I get specifically barely malt? Maybe someone can provide a picture of what I need to buy. I’m eager to try this fabulous recipe!! Thank you!

I love the idea of this recipe! I will make these for my grandkids soon! I am originally from Augusta now live in Washington County but hoping to return to the central Maine area very soon! Can’t wait to see what else you have posted!