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Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes on glass stand close up

Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes are a moist vanilla cupcake topped with strawberry milkshake icing, then finished off with chocolate ganache, sprinkles and a cherry! It’s such a fun & delicious cupcake for spring and summer!



  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry Nesquick powder
  • 56 tbsp water or milk


  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • sprinkles
  • 1214 cherries



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add butter, egg whites, vanilla, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
4. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
5. Bake 18-20 minutes.
6. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.


1. Combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.
2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
3. Add Strawberry Nesquick powder and 2-3 tbsp of water or milk and mix until smooth.
4. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
5. Add a more water or milk until desired consistency is reached.
6. Pipe icing onto cupcakes.


1. Put chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.
2. Add heavy whipping cream and butter to bowl with chocolate chips.
3. Microwave mixture until cream begins to boil, about 1-2 minutes.
4. Whisk mixture until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes, until the chocolate begins to thicken.
5. When slightly thickened, drizzle ganache over cupcakes with a spoon, or pipe it on.
6. Finish off cupcakes with some sprinkles and a cherry.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
  • Calories: 567
  • Sugar: 50.6 g
  • Sodium: 123.6 mg
  • Fat: 36.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.1 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 68 mg

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