Galaxy Cupcakes – Stay at Home Mum



Time Needed

38 mins Prep

25 mins Cook



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

Nutrition Information

Qty per
80g serve
Qty per
Energy 223cal 277cal
Protein 3.83g 4.76g
Fat (total) 13g 16.1g
ย – saturated 7.6g 9.5g
Carbohydrate 24g 30g
ย – sugars 22g 27g
Dietary Fibre 0.77g 0.95g
Sodium 161mg 201mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: 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!

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


  1. Preheat oven to 180ยฐ

  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

Definitely a great treat to whip up for kids parties!

Youโ€™re welcome!

Galaxy Cupcakes | Stay at Home Mum

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