Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes

Galaxy chocolate cupcakes

Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes; fluffy chocolate cupcakes swirled with rich and creamy Galaxy chocolate buttercream icing and topped with a chunk of luxurious Galaxy milk chocolate.


We Brits are a divided bunch, whether it’s over something as big (and fecking disastrous) as Brexit, or something as minor as whether to top our scones with cream or jam first (jam first, obviously).

This division can even be found in our milk chocolate preferences. Usually with a definitive dichotomy of Cadbury v Galaxy. Where do you stand?

Galaxy chocolate cupcakes

I’m firmly on the side of Cadbury, as is my dad, who would choose a Dairy Milk bar over any alternative. My mum and my boyfriend however are staunch Galaxy fans, choosing a brown wrapper over a purple one any day.

Having chosen my side years ago, I published this recipe for Cadbury Cupcakes way back when I started this little blog. I’ve been overwhelmed by its popularity, and thought it was about time I followed it up with a potential rival.

Introducing, the Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes.

Light chocolate sponge, a swirl of creamy and distinctive Galaxy buttercream icing and of course, a decorative chunk of smooth Galaxy milk chocolate gently rested on top. Sweet, creamy, rich, but not-too-chocolatey, these Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes are a prefect representation of this famous chocolate brand.

Galaxy chocolate cupcakes

There has been so much hype for this recipe and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I’ve been planning on creating these for a long time now, and the reception to just a few unedited photos of the finished result has had my Instagram and Twitter notifications going through the roof. You guys just know how tasty these are going to be, and I really hope you love them if you do get round to making a batch.

Galaxy chocolate cupcakes

I’ve decided to keep this recipe super simple, with minimal ingredients and minimal effort, but maximum delicious reward.

These quantities make 12 regular cupcakes or a 6-8 inch cake. Scroll down for the full recipe!

Galaxy chocolate cupcakes

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Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

galaxy chocolate cupcakes

Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes; fluffy chocolate cupcakes swirled with rich and creamy Galaxy chocolate buttercream icing and topped with a chunk of luxurious Galaxy milk chocolate.


    For the chocolate cupcakes:
  • 200g (13 tbsp) soft butter or margarine
  • 200g (1 cup) soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170g (1 ⅓ cups) self-raising flour
  • 30g (¼ cup) cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
    For the Galaxy chocolate buttercream:
  • 200g (13 tbsp) soft butter
  • 300g (1 ½ cups) icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 200g (8 oz) Galaxy milk chocolate (plus extra for decoration)


    For the chocolate cupcakes:
  1. Preheat your oven – 180 C / 160 C fan / 350 F / gas mark 4 – and line a 12-hole muffin or cupcake tin with paper or silicone cases.
  2. In a large bowl, measure out all your ingredients.
  3. Mix well with an freestanding mixer, electric whisk, or simply with a wooden spoon, until smooth and combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly between the 12 cases. I like to use an ice cream scoop or serving spoon to make this a bit less fiddly!
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, make your Galaxy chocolate buttercream!
    For the Galaxy chocolate buttercream:
  1. Break your chocolate into chunks and melt it, either in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together your butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until combined. For the best buttercream, beat it vigorously for a further 1-2 minutes or until it is noticeably paler and fluffier.
  3. Stir the melted Galaxy chocolate into your buttercream, beating well to keep the texture light and fluffy.
  4. Now simply spread or pipe your Galaxy chocolate buttercream onto your cooled cupcakes however you like.
  5. Stick a chunk of Galaxy milk chocolate on top and enjoy!


BE A MAVERICK: Why not try this with Galaxy Caramel instead, and drizzle some extra caramel on top?

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Simply swap out the self-raising flour for a gluten free blend, and add an extra 3 tbsp of milk


If you enjoyed these Galaxy Chocolate Cupcakes, you may also like…

Cadbury Cookies

Milky Bar Cheesecake


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