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Milky Way Cupcakes – They’re Out-of-This-World Delicious!

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Heavenly caramel-vanilla cupcakes are topped with a rich, creamy, chocolate-caramel frosting and then crowned with a piece of a Milky Way candy bar in these otherworldly Milky Way Cupcakes.

Milky Way Cupcakes are one of those treats that you absolutely need in your life. There is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into these sweet, moist caramel-vanilla cupcakes topped with a rich chocolate-caramel frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about these Milky Way Cupcakes! They’re out-of-this-world delicious!

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How to Make Milky Way Cupcakes Recipe

I simply love experimenting with all the different flavors you can create when it comes to cupcakes! Especially when it comes to taking a basic flavor such as vanilla and bringing it to a whole new level!

While I have several proven-to-be-delicious vanilla flavored cupcake recipes on this blog (including these heavenly Lavender Vanilla Cupcakes and these mouth-watering Valentine’s Day Cupcakes) I opted to experiment with yet another recipe for these Milky Way Cupcakes.

And boy am I glad I did! The addition of caramel gave these sweets a taste that is literally out of this world!

Note: the full ingredients list and recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

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Ingredients for Milky Way Cupcakes

This simple cupcake recipe may look hard, but it’s actually very easy. It also calls for nothing more than a few common, simple ingredients. All of which you can find on Amazon, at Walmart, or even in your local grocery.

For the Cupcakes:

  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • eggs
  • unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • vanilla
  • milk
  • caramel sauce
  • 12 Mini Milky Way candy bars

For the Frosting:

  • unsalted sweet cream butter
  • cocoa
  • powder sugar
  • caramel sauce
  • heavy whipping cream
Milky Way Cupcakes are out-of-this-world delicious!

Directions to Make Milky Way Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes:

Step One: Prepare Cupcake Pan and Oven

To make these Milky Way Cupcakes, you’ll first want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and then line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.

Step Two: Prepare the Batter

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  2. Next, in a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Now add in the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until fully incorporated before adding the next one.
  4. Then add the vanilla and caramel.
  5. Then add the flour and milk, making sure to alternate between the two.
  6. Mix until fully combined.

Step Three: Fill the Tins

Fill cupcake liner 3/4 of the way with batter.

Step Four: Bake, Then Cool

  1. Bake in the preheated oven for 21 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  2. Let cupcakes cool completely before you frost them.

Frosting Instructions

Step one: Prepare the Icing

  1. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and blend until stiff peaks form.
  • If frosting looks like pebbles, add in more heavy whipping cream.
  • If frosting is too thin, add in about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

Pro Tip: test to see if the frosting is done by scooping some frosting onto a spoon. Tilt the spoon upside down. If the frosting doesn’t fall off then it is good to go.

Step Two: Putting Cupcakes Together

  1. Fill a piping bag with the frosting, then use a star tip to add icing to each cupcake.
  2. Next, drizzle a little bit of caramel over the frosting.
  3. Then top with a mini Milky Way.

Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Milky Way Cupcakes - They're Out-of-This-World Delicious!

Milky Way Cupcakes recipe

Heavenly caramel-vanilla cupcakes are topped with a rich, creamy, chocolate-caramel frosting and then crowned with a piece of a Milky Way candy bar in these otherworldly Milky Way Cupcakes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 2 tsp caramel

For the Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C cocoa
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp Caramel
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 12 Mini Milky Way candy bars

Instructions

For the Cupcakes

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  4. Next, in a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  5. Now add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until fully incorporated before adding the next one.
  6. Next, add the vanilla and caramel.
  7. Then add the flour and milk, making sure to alternate between the two.
  8. Mix until fully combined.
  9. Fill cupcake liner 3/4 of the way with batter and bake for 21 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
  10. Let cupcakes cool completely before you frost them.

For the Frosting

  1. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and blend until stiff peaks form. If frosting looks like pebbles, add in more heavy whipping cream. If frosting is too thin, add in 1/4 C powdered sugar.
    Pro Tip: test if frosting is done by scooping some frosting onto a spoon. Tilt the spoon upside down. If it doesn't fall off then the frosting is good to go.
  2. Fill a piping bag with the frosting, then use a star tip to add icing to each cupcake
  3. Next, drizzle a little bit of caramel over the frosting.
  4. Then top with a mini Milky Way.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 cupcakes

Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 766Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 120gFiber: 2gSugar: 98gProtein: 7g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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