Turn a boxed cake mix into a special Strawberry Malted Milkshake Cake. Homemade strawberry buttercream frosts the inside and out of this vanilla malted milk cake. Decorate quickly and easily with Strawberry Whoppers!
1boxvanilla cake mix15.25 ounces Betty Crocker
¾cupmalted milk powder
4sticks salted butter1 pound, softened
3tablespoonsmalted milk powder
Few drops of red food coloringif desired
5boxeswhoppers4 ounces each Whoppers Strawberry Milkshake candies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the dry cake mix and the malted milk powder.
Add the milk, oil and eggs.
Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl as needed.
Grease and flour 2 9” round cake pans.
Divide the cake batter between the two prepared cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 24-26 minutes. Test cakes to be sure they are done. The center of the cake should bounce back when you touch it.
Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then loosen the edges of the cakes with a knife.
Invert the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cakes are completely cool, prepare the strawberry buttercream.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the butter for 2-3 minutes, until it is nearly white in appearance.
Add the vanilla and strawberry jam.
Slowly add the powdered sugar, a cup at a time.
If the buttercream is too stiff, add milk, a tablespoon at a time and beat the frosting between each addition.
Add enough milk so that the frosting can easily be spread on the cake.
If you’d like, you can add a few drops of red food coloring to give a pretty pink color to the frosting.
Place one cake on a cake plate.
Spread a thick layer of frosting on top of the first cake.
Then place the second cake on top.
Frost the top and sides of the cake, smoothing the frosting as you go and making sure that the cake is even and level.
Decorate the top of the cake with strawberry Whoppers, as desired. I placed a border of Whoppers along the bottom edge of the cake. For the top of the cake, I placed 3 clean and dry strawberries in the center, then covered the top with more of the strawberry Whoppers.
Refrigerate the cake until serving.
Strawberry Malted Milkshake Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 955Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Vitamin A 1057IU21%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.