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Milky Way Poke Cupcakes Recipe; Indulge in the Irresistible!

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Milky Way Lovers Rejoice! Discover the Perfect Milky Way Poke Cupcake Recipe

Are you ready to embark on a heavenly journey of sweetness and delight? Get ready to indulge in the irresistibly delicious Milky Way Poke Cupcakes! This delectable treat combines the classic flavors of chocolate, caramel, and nougat into one mouthwatering cupcake. With its moist cake, ooey-gooey filling, and luscious frosting, this recipe is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. So grab your apron and let's dive into this sensational dessert experience that will leave you craving for more!

The delicious chocolate-caramel flavor of Milky Way candy bars is perfect for transforming into a rich and indulgent cupcake. This recipe for Milky Way Poke Cupcakes starts with a box of devil's food cake mix, to which you'll add a can of condensed milk, some melted butter, and finely chopped Milky Way bars. The result is an ultra-moist and fudgy cupcake that's then poked and filled with a thick and creamy caramel filling. To top it all off, each cupcake is dipped in melted chocolate and then adorned with more chopped Milky Way. These cupcakes are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Turn a cake mix in these scrumptious gourmet cupcakes. A chocolate cake base, poked with caramel, then topped with a buttercream caramel frosting and a mini Milk Way, then drizzled in chocolate sauce.

A Sweet Delight: How to Make Milky Way Poke Cupcakes at Home

Ingredients List

cake mix, water,

oil, eggs,


caramel sauce,

chocolate sauce, a

Milky Way candy

You can use your favorite chocolate cake recipe instead of a box mix, as well as a homemade buttercream icing.

Servings: makes 24 cupcakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 9-12

Down time: 1 hour

You will need the following items to make this recipe:

Measuring cups and spoons

Large bowl and mixer or stand mixer

Cupcake pan and paper liners

Cooling rack (optional)

Skewer stick

Mini squeeze bottle or piping bag fitted with a cookie icing tip with a small hole

Piping bag and 1A frosting tip

Knife and cutting board


15.25 oz box chocolate cake mix

1 cup water

½ cup oil

3 eggs

3-4 tbsp caramel sauce, divided

16 oz container buttercream frosting

24 mini Milky Way Candy bars

2 tbsp chocolate syrup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs for 3 minutes. Divide the batter between the cupcake liners.

Transfer the pan to the oven, and bake for 9-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from the oven, and allow to cool for 1 hour.

Once cooled, use a skewer stick to poke 4-5 holes into each cupcake (towards the center).

Add 2 tbsp of caramel sauce to a mini squeeze bottle (or you can use a piping bag fitted with a cookie icing tip with a small hole). Then drizzle a small amount of caramel sauce onto the cupcakes, using a skewer stick to help guide the caramel into the holes.

Add the remaining 1-2 tbsp of caramel sauce to the frosting, and whip with the mixer for a few minutes to help fluff it up.

With a piping bag fitting with the 1A frosting tip, pipe frosting into the center of each cupcake.

Cut the Milky Way bars in half on a diagonal, then stick into the center of the frosting as shown. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes, to help them stay in the frosting.

Add the chocolate sauce to a mini squeeze bottle (or you can use a piping bag fitted with a cookie icing tip with a small hole),then drizzle the chocolate over the cupcakes.

Milky Way Poke Cupcakes are an irresistible treat that is sure to please any sweet tooth. With a creamy vanilla cake, luscious caramel topping, and crunchy Milky Way pieces on top, these cupcakes will soon become your favorite indulgence. Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for something to satisfy your craving for sweets, these scrumptious cupcakes are sure to hit the spot! So don't wait - try this recipe today and discover why Milky Way Poke Cupcakes are so irresistibly delicious!

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