A boxed cake mix turns into a strawberry malted milkshake cake! Malted milk powder gets added into the cake mix and the strawberry frosting to create a unique cake with a classic taste. Decorate the outside easily with strawberry Whoppers!
This past week we guest we were honored to guest post on Oh Sweet Basil’s site. It was Carrian’s birthday this month and I knew just the cake I wanted to help her celebrate with!
This Strawberry Malted Milkshake Cake has been in my dreams for some time now. Whoppers are one of my favorite candies, but I don’t eat them much. Hardly ever, really. It’s one of those candies that once I start eating, I can’t seem to find the willpower to stop. I spied strawberry flavored Whoppers in the store about a year ago and knew they would make a fantastic dessert.
I’ve honestly never had a for-real malted milkshake that I know of. I could be wrong on this, but I’m thinking I that needs to be in my summer plans. I’m thinking the beach…old mom and pop’s ice cream stand…and malted milk shakes. Classic.
I took a classic Betty Crocker vanilla cake mix and added in some malted milk powder. You could use yellow or white cake if you’d like, but I wanted a touch of vanilla flavor, so went with that. I love switching up box cake mixes. They are so versatile...cookies…brownies…coffee cakes…pancakes. So many flavors and ideas…so little time!
The strawberry buttercream is simple to make using strawberry jam. It’s sweet. It’s fruity. It’s pink. And it has the malted milk powder mixed in, too, for double the malted milk flavor.
The fun part of this cake comes in the decorating. The cake is amazingly sweet and delicious without the Whopper malted milk balls, but if you’re looking for a simply beautiful decorated cake, place Whoppers all over the top and as a bottom edge to this cake. No messy frosting bags. No special decorating skills needed.
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. It was fun to make…and even more fun to eat!
Items needed to make this cake: