Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes Recipe

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These Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes are bursting with strawberry flavor and are so soft!

Servings: 18



1 (16.25 ounce) strawberry cake mix

1 1/4 cups buttermilk (see note for substitute)

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

1 (3.4 ounce) box dry instant strawberry pudding mix or 1 (3.0 ounce) box strawberry jello mix

1/3 cup strawberry milk drink mix (such as Nesquik)


1/2 cup butter , room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup strawberry milk powder (such as Nesquik)

3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream or milk (may not use all of it)

For topping:

strawberry candies or gumballs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 18 muffin cavities with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, dry pudding mix, and strawberry milk drink mix together with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes or until blended. Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling until about 3/4 cup full.
  3. Bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist – not wet – crumbs. Cool completely.
  4. Visit Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes @ for full instructions.

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