Galaxy Cupcakes

Galaxy Cupcakes


Servings 12
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 10
Difficulty Easy

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  • 80 g Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Self-raising Flour, Sifted
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 Pack Queen Food Colouring Or Pastel Coloured Food Dye
  • 250 g Icing Sugar, Sifted
  • 80 g Butter At Room Temperature
  • 25 ml Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract use 1-2 tsp first, leave a few drops for later use

Nutrition Information

Qty per
44g serve
Qty per
Energy 47cal 106cal
Protein 3.62g 8.2g
Fat (total) 2.3g 5.2g
 - saturated 0.93g 2.11g
Carbohydrate 3.03g 6.87g
 - sugars 1.64g 3.7g
Dietary Fibre 0.56g 1.26g
Sodium 51mg 116mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Butter, softened, icing sugar, sifted, Butter at room temperature, Milk, Vanilla extract

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

These out-of-this-world Galaxy Cupcakes are a take on the popular rainbow cupcake without the stress of ensuring perfect layers of colour!

Galaxy Cupcakes | Stay At Home Mum

Of course, we always want it easy peasy..but still delicious!

Definitely a great treat to whip up for kids parties!


  1. Preheat oven to 180°

  2. Using a hand or stand mixer cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  3. Add egg and mix well

  4. Add flour, milk, and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well combined.

  5. Divide the mixture into 4 bowls. Check the back of the food colour box for instructions on mixing pastel colours and colour each bowl of the mixture a different colour.

  6. Place white cupcake cases in a cupcake tin and divide each bowl of coloured cake mix between them, one colour at a time layered on top of each other.

  7. Bake for 15 to 20 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.

  8. Beat the icing sugar and butter on med-low heat until well combined about 5 minutes.

  9. Turn speed to low and beat in milk and vanilla. Once incorporated turn the speed up to high and beat until light and fluffy. At least 5 minutes.

  10. Add different food colour to four separate points in the frosting and gently swirl with a skewer.

  11. Place the frosting in a piping bag and pipe over the cupcakes.

Galaxy Cupcakes | Stay At Home Mum

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Galaxy Cupcakes | Stay at Home Mum

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Raquel Neofit

Assistant Editor for Vanilla Magazine. Freelance Writer for all things lifestyle. Recipe Developer.

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