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I’m not going to deny it. I have a sweet tooth! Like big time! If you’re like me and find yourself craving something sweet, this recipe will definitely take care of your cravings…just don’t eat the whole batch at one time!
Milky Way Cupcakes
1 Box Chocolate Cake mix–the amount of the next three ingredients will vary depending on the brand of cake mix you use.
1/2 cup of Butter
2 Milky Way candy bars
2lbs Powdered sugar
1 Cup of butter, softened
1 cup Crisco
Caramel ice cream topping
Prepare the box of cake mix according to package directions. As always I use my handy dandy Kitchen Aid mixer.
In a saucepan melt one stick of butter and one Milky Way candy bar. I cut up the candy bar to make melting easier. Add the butter and melted candy bar to the cake mix and stir well.
Pour cupcake batter into cupcake liners. I love these polka dot cupcake liners. Who says you have to use old plain Jane cupcake liners. There are so many different designs available now.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
To prepare the frosting you will make a simple buttercream frosting. In a large bowl cream together one cup of butter and one cup of shortening. Slowly add the powdered sugar. If the mixture gets to thick add water, about one tablespoon at a time. Beat until all the sugar has been added in and the mixture is creamy. Then you will add the caramel ice cream topping. I used about 1/2 cup but you can use more or less depending on your taste.
When the cupcakes are cool, frost with the caramel buttercream frosting. Chop up the remaining candy bar and sprinkle on top of the frosting. I then drizzled more caramel syrup on top.
The result, yummy, chocolately, sugary goodness!