Galaxy Cupcakes

Get ready to journey into the cosmos with these mesmerizing Galaxy Cupcakes! Perfect for space-themed celebrations or simply bringing a spark of magic to any day. These cupcakes blend vibrant colors with delicious flavors, making them a stunning addition to any table.


For the Cupcakes:

  • Butter, softened: ¼ cup
  • Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Vegetable oil: ¼ cup
  • Large eggs, room temperature: 2
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • All-purpose flour: 1¼ cups
  • Baking powder: 1½ tsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Whole milk, room temperature: ½ cup
  • Food gels: Black, teal, fuchsia, purple

For the Frosting:

  • Butter, softened: 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar: 3 cups
  • Heavy whipping cream: 4-6 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract: 1 tsp
  • Food gels: Royal blue, black, teal, fuchsia, purple


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
    • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix the Batter:
    • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Add vegetable oil and vanilla, then mix in the eggs one at a time.
    • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Gradually alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the creamed mixture until everything is incorporated.
  3. Color the Batter:
    • Divide the batter evenly among four bowls.
    • Use the food gels to color each portion with black, purple, teal, and fuchsia.
  4. Bake the Cupcakes:
    • Gently spoon the mixed colors into the cupcake liners to create a marbled effect.
    • Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  5. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, whip the butter until creamy.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar, followed by the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract, until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
    • Divide the frosting among different bowls and tint with food gels to match the galaxy theme.
  6. Decorate:
    • Use a piping bag fitted with a star tip to apply the frosting in a swirling pattern that resembles a galaxy.
    • Decorate with edible glitter or stars and other galaxy-themed decorations to enhance the cosmic effect.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes


  • For intensely vibrant colors, opt for high-quality gel food colorings.
  • Ensure each layer of the cupcakes is completely cool before applying the frosting to prevent it from melting.
  • Gently swirl the cupcake batter colors with a toothpick to create a stunning galaxy effect without overmixing.

These Galaxy Cupcakes are not only a visual treat but also offer a delightful taste experience. Each bite is packed with soft, fluffy textures and rich flavors, making them perfect for any celebration or as a special treat to brighten your day. Enjoy crafting these cosmic delights that are sure to impress!

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