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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

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There’s something about a strawberry milkshake that’s just so timeless. It’s pink, sweet, and classic. I was inspired to make this recipe after flipping through a mid-century design book. It made me think of the ’50s, soda jerks and ice cream parlors… so of course, I envisioned hoop skirted girls in pigtails getting strawberry milkshakes from the counter.

The recipe was even easier when I found the Sonic Strawberry Milkshake Pudding Mix at my Walmart. You can also get it HERE. Don’t worry – you can use a strawberry milk powder like Nesquik (find that HERE) if you can’t get the Sonic pudding mix.  I hope you fall in love with these, like I did!

You are changing up the ingredients required by the box of cake mix, so disregard those, and use what you see below instead:

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder (I use Carnation)

STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (3.3oz) box Sonic Strawberry Milkshake Pudding Mix (or 1/2 cup + 1 T strawberry milk powder)

I made a 1/2 batch of regular whipped cream to top my cupcakes – 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 2.5 T powdered sugar.

MAKE THEM:

Preheat oven to 350.

Place cupcake liners in muffin pan and grease lightly.

In a bowl with a whisk, combine the cake ingredients and beat until just mixed.

Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter and bake for 15-21 minutes.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM

Place mixing bowl and beater in the freezer for 2 minutes.

Remove, and beat heavy whipping cream until it just starts to thicken.

Add pudding mix and powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Frost your cupcakes, and garnish with more whipped cream, sprinkles, and a fun straw!

TRY THESE FUN CUPCAKES, TOO!

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5 from 8 votes

Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

These amazing little cupcakes will definitely give you that lucious, creamy, sweet strawberry milkshake vibe. Be careful - you'll probably get addicted quickly!

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder I use Carnation

STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 3.3oz box Sonic Strawberry Milkshake Pudding Mix (or 1/2 cup + 1 T strawberry milk powder)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place cupcake liners in muffin pan and grease lightly.
  • In a bowl with a whisk, combine the cake ingredients and beat until just mixed.
  • Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter and bake for 15-21 minutes.

MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM

  • Place mixing bowl and beater in the freezer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove, and beat heavy whipping cream until it just starts to thicken.
  • Add pudding mix and powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Frost your cupcakes, and garnish with more whipped cream, sprinkles, and a fun straw!

Notes

I made a 1/2 batch of regular whipped cream to top my cupcakes - 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 2.5 T powdered sugar.

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes are absolutely perfect for a fun birthday party! I look forward to having one of these!

  2. Elizabeth TierceMiller Reply

    5 stars
    These sound amazing and my strawberry crazed granddaughter would freak for them.

  3. Sherry Fowler Reply

    5 stars
    love love love! my daughter will love this; her fav cake is strawberry! and it decorated so cute and fun!

  4. megan allen Reply

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This looks delish and yummy! And I mean.. what girl would not want pink cupcakes for their birthday?!

  5. 5 stars
    I am so making these for a birthday party. These are way way way too adorable thanks for sharing this one.

  6. Elizabeth Craig Reply

    5 stars
    These remind me somehow of those bars that were coated in shortcake you used to get from the ice cream trucks when I was a kid! =)

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