Day 240 – Milky Way Bar Cupcakes

28 Mar

Today’s cupcakes, Milky Way Bar Cupcakes (recipe below from Amanda Cupcake), were an obvious choice.  I mean.  It’s a Milky Way.  Caramel.  Chocolate.  Yumminess.  But it also came from Amanda Cupcake, which is a fantastic blog!  Make sure you check that out (You can also follow her on Instagram!  I do!!)

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and dense. Very chocolatey. Like a fudgy chocolate, not cocoa. A good standard chocolate cupcake. (I imagine it would be versatile with other frostings.)

Milky-Way-Frosting

My Milky Way bar got a little chunky when I mixed it in, but it gave it a little texture. Otherwise it’s smooth and creamy. But hardens once it’s on the cupcake. It’s sugary with strong chocolate and marshmallow flavors.

Milky-Way-Cupcake     Mini-Milky-Way-Cupcake

Together this is a chocolatey, gooey, caramely cupcake. Lots of flavors. Lots of textures. Very yummy!

Note: The minis got a little heavy and started tipping over once they were filled and frosted.

Milky-Way-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4.5
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Milky Way Bar Cupcakes (recipe from Amanda Cupcake)

Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Fine Baking Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Vinegar (in place of the eggs)
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Buttercream Frosting:
  • Optional:  8 oz of Marshmallow Fluff as your base.
  • 8 oz of unsweetened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup Caramel Sauce (you can buy this sauce in the ice cream aisle at grocery stores)
  • 2 T milk
  • approx 6-8 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
To add to the Buttercream Frosting:
  • 8 mini Milky Way Bars, cut into small squares/pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Chocolate Ganache

For directions visit Amanda Cupcake.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream*

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