Milky Way Cupcakes

October 4, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

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For the upcoming football games as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias I created the perfect Game Day Dessert using Milky Way Bites in my Milky Way Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are perfect for Game Days because they require no fuss.  The guys as well as the kids can grab one and get right back to the game without needing any utensils.  Plus, they are so decadent that it’s likely that the whole batch won’t even make it until game time.

Milky Way Cupcakes

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These Milky Way Cupcakes come together in a cinch.  For the cake party of the cupcake you’ll need Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil’s Food Cake Mix. You’ll want to prepare the cake batter according to the directions on the box, but before sticking them in the oven you’ll add a caramel square to the center of them {just like a Milky Way}.  While the cupcakes are baking you’ll need to prepare the frosting.  The frosting is definitely what puts these cupcakes over the top and largely because of the ease of using Milky Way Bites.

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For the frosting, add 2 bags of Milky Way Bites {14 oz total} to a saucepan over medium heat.  While the Bites are beginning to melt add in one stick of butter {1/2 cup}, 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.  Constantly mix over medium high heat so that everything is melted and combined well. It will look like the consistency of hot fudge.  Next, transfer the melted mixture to a mixing bowl and add in 1 cup of confectioners sugar.  Mix this and then add in another 1 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar.  The frosting at this point is combined, but still warm so pop it in the refrigerator until the cupcakes are cooled.  I would keep the frosting in the refrigerator for at least 30 – 45 minutes.  Now simply pipe the frosting onto the top of the cooled cupcake and top with a Milky Way Bite.

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I never said that this would work well with your diet, but just look at that ooey gooey goodness in the center.  One tip is that you don’t want to leave these sitting out for long because the frosting will melt a bit and lose it’s consistency.

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  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal

    I just love that picture of the cupcake being bitten into… looks so good and so real, it makes me wanna lick the screen, for real, haha. It’s so close but yet not really here. Sigh. Great recipe!

  • Heather @ French Press

    delicious Jenny! I love that frosting recipe

  • titicrafty

    OOOH my goodness Jenny! You are actually killing me all over again with this one, first with the Baby Ruth cupcakes and now with Milky Way? Noooo That is too much!!!! Pining!!!


  • KayleneP @ The Links Site

    These look so good. I just love the idea of a cupcake with a caramel centre. We don’t have Milky Way bites in Australia but I’m sure I could cut the ends off some mini Milky Way bars and use them on top!

  • Anne Conlon

    I’d love to try these but being from the UK I’m unfamiliar with the size of cup used as I usually use grams. Please could you help with proportions so I can bake these to perfection. Thank you from an English follower xx

  • Thien-Kim

    I love how you melted the Milky Ways right into the frosting!

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