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Vanilla Cupcakes With Milky Way Frosting

This cupcake is outerworldly
Vanilla Cupcakes with Milky Way™ Frosting
Courtesy of Betty Crocker

This is a classic vanilla cupcake recipe with an out of this world twist. This recipe uses Milky Way bars to create a delicious smooth icing that would be perfect to serve at any dinner party.

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Ready in
1 h 30 m
30 m
(prepare time)
1 h
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
  • 12 Ounces Milky Way fun-size candy bars (about 21 bars)
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar
  • Additional cut or chopped candy bars for garnish


Make and bake cupcakes as directed on cake mix box, using water, oil and eggs.

Cool completely.

In 1-quart saucepan, heat about 1-inch water to a simmer.

Place a larger-diameter heatproof glass bowl on top of a saucepan.

In a bowl, place candy bars, butter and milk.

Cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring frequently until candy bars are melted and the mixture is smooth.

Remove bowl from saucepan.

Stir in vanilla.

Add powdered sugar; beat with a spoon until smooth.

Cool 10 to 15 minutes.

Place frosting in decorating bag with a large round tip or resealable food-storage plastic bag with one bottom corner cut off.

Squeeze bag to pipe frosting onto each cupcake; immediately top with 1 piece of a candy bar.