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Galaxy Cupcakes Recipe

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Everyone will love this Galaxy Cupcakes Recipe! They’re out of this world in looks and taste! Perfect for birthday parties, family fun, or a sweet treat for the kids.

The baked cupcake batter is fun and unique, and the frosting and toppings are also. Use this easy recipe for baking cupcakes as a tasty motivator!

There’s no denying that these easy cupcakes are so fun to look at. They remind me of a combination of space, fireworks – and, of course, a party!

Galaxy Cupcakes Recipe

The real fun part about this recipe, besides how they look, is their taste! I use a lemon cake mix for the flavor, which you would never know from the look of these cupcakes.

That way, when people bite, their taste buds are kicked into overdrive too, and they love every bite! Pair that with the creamy frosting and crunch of the sprinkles, and you’ll be hooked!

Did I mention that the frosting takes like Twinkies?! I promise you that this cupcake recipe is one you’ve never had!

How does adding pudding mixture to cupcakes keep them moist?

If you’ve ever bitten into a dry or crumbly cupcake, you know it’s a disappointing experience. Luckily, a common solution to this problem is adding pudding mixture to the batter.

Pudding contains a significant amount of moisture, so it can keep cupcakes moist for longer periods.

Adding pudding to the batter absorbs the mixture’s moisture, which helps prevent the cupcakes from drying out as they bake.

Plus, the pudding adds a delicious flavor to the cupcakes you won’t get from plain old batter.

In short, adding pudding to cupcakes is a simple and effective way to keep them moist and improve their taste.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Lemon Cake Mix Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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How do I store leftover cupcakes?

After indulging in a batch of freshly baked cupcakes, preserving any leftover treats can be a challenge. To keep them fresh for as long as possible, it’s essential to store them properly.

Leftover cupcakes should be kept in an airtight container such as a sealed Tupperware or something similar.

This container will prevent air, which can often dry out baked goods, from accessing the cupcakes and causing them to become stale.

For an added layer of protection, consider wrapping each cupcake individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing them into the Tupperware.

If you have a lot of excess frosting on your cupcakes, remember to remove it before storing it—frosting can quickly spoil and change the texture of the cupcakes.

With these simple tips, you can enjoy your delicious leftovers for days!

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Galaxy Cupcakes Recipe

Galaxy Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This easy Galaxy Cupcake recipe uses a lemon cake mix and homemade frosting! So good!


  • 1 15.25-ounce lemon cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-3.-ounce box of lemon pudding
  • Purple, pink, blue and black food coloring gel

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sticks of softened salted butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Hostess Twinkies Coffee Creamer
  • Galaxy Sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
  2. Add the pudding and cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Use a mixer and mix the oil, water, and eggs on medium speed.
  3. Spread the batter evenly between four mixing bowls. Add the pink food coloring to one, blue to the other, purple to the third, and black to the fourth bowl.
  4. Add the colored batter into the cupcake tin until each is 2/3 full. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before adding frosting.
  5. To make the frosting, cream the butter in a bowl for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  6. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with 1 tablespoon of Twinkie coffee creamer. Mix until stiff peaks form.
  7. Add the frosting to the piping bag and frost the cupcakes. Add sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 0gSugar: 63gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/7/2023

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