Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes

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Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes are topped with two toned frosting and Milky Way sprinkles

I have been all about space and the galaxy since J was born.   We had a hard time deciding on a theme for his room but when we did we decided on a space theme.  Since he was born we’ve found that there is a ton of space themed clothing, furniture, and toys for kids!  It’s been awesome being able to match everything to his room theme.

Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes

Since I’ve been so in to space I thought it would be fun to make galaxy cupcakes.  I’ve seen a lot of space and galaxy themed food items over the past year or two but I’ve yet to make any.  I did make Galaxy Easter eggs last years and they were really fun to make.

Sprinkle Pop Sprinkles

When making galaxy food there is usually a blue and black background that is dotted with pinks, purples, blues, and silver.   I couldn’t wait to get started!   I decided to make Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes.  I started with chocolatey blue velvet cupcakes in black cupcake liners.

It's easy to make these gorgeous Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes

I was going to do black velvet cupcakes but I thought dark blue cupcakes would be prettier.  Once they cooled I topped them off with a swirled buttercream frosting that was blue and black.  The only problem I had was finishing them off.  I wasn’t sure how to make them look like the galaxy.

Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes with two tone frosting

Luckily Sprinkle Pop has an awesome Milky Way Sprinkle Mix that is a combination of pink, purple, blue, and black sprinkles with silver stars and accents.  It makes any baked good look like it’s from outer space!   I heaped on the Milky Way Sprinkle Mix on top of my dark frosting it looked amazing!   I felt like I was looking at miniature galaxies.

I can't get enough of these Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes with Milky Way sprinkle mix!


Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes are topped with two toned frosting and Milky Way sprinkles

Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Delicious blue velvet cupcakes topped with buttercream frosting and finished off with fun Milky Way sprinkles!


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon blue food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • black food coloring
  • blue food coloring
  • 2 oz. Sprinkle Pop Milky Way Sprinkle Mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with black cupcake liners.
  2. In a small bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  4. Add in the egg, blue food coloring, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Add half the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the milk. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Combine the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl. Mix well.
  7. Pour the vinegar mixture into the cupcake batter and mix well.
  8. Divide the batter between the 12 cupcake liners. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. To make the frosting put the butter in a bowl and beat with a mixer on high speed until creamy.
  11. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating after each addition.
  12. Add the vanilla and milk and mix well.
  13. Divide the frosting into two bowls. Add black food coloring to one bowl and blue to the other. Mix well.
  14. Pour the black frosting into a piping bag and the blue frosting into another piping bag. Place both of these bags into another piping bag with a swirl tip in it. Pipe the double colored frosting onto the cupcakes to make a galaxy background.
  15. To finish off the cupcakes sprinkle them with the pink, purple, blue, and black Milky Way Sprinkle Mix. It also has silver stars in it to make the cupcakes look like a galaxy.
  16. Enjoy!


A Hezzi-D Original recipe

You'll love these fun Blue Velvet Galaxy Cupcakes



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