Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers Cupcakes

One of my favorite candy to eat is whoppers and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the strawberry ones. Artificial flavoring, sure but I love them. I decided to try and make some cupcakes that taste like them. I knew it would be hard I just needed to add malted milk powder to get that malt taste. I would have added even more powder than i did but I think it would have buried the strawberry flavor because I used fresh strawberry, not extract. I think the cake is delicious and moist and not too sweet which is good because the frosting is!

The frosting has the flecks of strawberry through it, I love the way it turned out..

Someday I will cover how to make pretty strawberry garnishes in a how-to series here on my blog… I love strawberries!


I decided to use this recipe and photos to enter a photo contest to win a scholarship to Eat Write Retreat which is sponsored by Feastie

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Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 pint. Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 C. Malted Milk Powder
  • 1½ C. Flour, sifted
  • ¼ Tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, room temp.
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • ¼ C. milk, room temperature
  • 2 TBS. heavy Cream (omit this if using whole milk)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large egg whites
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees/f and line your pan with papers. I used Wilton cups they rock.
  2. Hull the strawberries and puree them in a blender. Set Aside.
  3. In stand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and mix well again until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder, and malt powder set aside.
  5. Mix your milk and ¾ C. of the puree, heavy cream and the vanilla. Set aside.
  6. Slowly add half the flour mixture and mix until just combined
  7. Add the milk mixture.
  8. Add the other half of the flour mixture.
  9. Add the egg whites and egg slowly and mix until combined well.
  10. Portion into your cups and bake for 22-25 minutes. Cakes will NOT be pink, add red food color if you want them pink.

Strawberry Frosting

3 1/2 C. Sifted Powdered Sugar

1 C. Butter, unsalted (2 sticks)

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 C. Strawberry Puree

Cream the butter, then slowly add the sugar with mixer on low. Add the vanilla and finally the strawberry and increase the speed to mix it well. If you don’t want flecks and things in your frosting then run the puree through a chinois (strainer) a couple times. Use leftover puree to make yourself a delicious strawberry milkshake!

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About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. Candace is pursuing an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about family, food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. Oh my goodness that looks and sounds soo good!

  2. Wow these are truly amazing. I am impressed!

  3. Great pictures, honey! I want to use these on Pinterest :)

  4. Hi Candace I just stumbled here while looking for a perfect treat for the coming “Love” day and i think I’ve found a perfect choice. Just by looking at your recipe, I’m craving for the cupcakes. I’ll find time to try this and hope send this to my special someone.

  5. Beautiful! I didn’t even know they made strawberry ones. You’re soooo talented!

  6. Lovely! I really like these temping photos! Some people has just the talent in making such great pictures. I have a bag of frozen strawberries in my freezer, do you think this recipe would work out well with them? OK, not the decoration part :).

  7. Those look SO good!!!!

  8. so cute! where did you get those cupcake wrappers? I want them!

  9. What a fun recipe! Yum!

  10. Yummy!!! Loved your cupcakes!!

  11. sounds yummy!

  12. Could this work as a cake? My daughter wants a strawberry cake for her birthday, but this recipe looks delicious!!

  13. Those are soooo pretty! WOW. And what planet have I been on – I didn’t realize they even made strawberry whoppers! But dang those cupcakes look too beautiful to eat. Love the frosting. :)

  14. Thanks for the recipe..I am sure this is delicious..

  15. Wow, those look AMAZING!

  16. ‘love this recipe! Best for children’s party, I know kids will love this too!

  17. My little girl will finish all of her vegetables just to have this as dessert. I am sure of that. Thanks for this wonderful treat!

  18. Lovely! This is best for the Valentine’s Day.. Share this to your boyfriend/girlfriend, i’m sure you will have a sweet moment together..

  19. Holy cow, those are gorgeous! I love the regular Whoppers… Had no idea there were also strawberry ones!

  20. Love this recipe.. hmmm.. My sister who is pregnant right now is looking for a strawberry. Maybe I can do this for her. Thanks a lot!

  21. Woah! These look amazing! I must try them. :) I don’t always comment, but I love your recipes. Keep up the wonderful work.

  22. It really looks very delicious and unique as well because it was made by whoopers. I also like milkshake, but not much of the strawberry. Well, it’s kind of new and unique so I think I’m going to enjoy it. By the way, thanks for the recipe and probably will ask my wife to try it.

  23. Betty Baez says:

    These look amazing and i love the liners too! One of my favorite chocolates are whoppers :)

  24. This all look so good i wish i could have you cookin in my house everyday

  25. Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic cupcakes and images! I would like to showcase it on my cupcake recipes & ideas blog if you agree.

  26. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.


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