August 7, 2010

Hostess With the Mostess

Along with the Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Roll Wreath that I made on Friday night....I also made some Hostess Cupcakes! Oh yes you read that right....HOSTESS CUPCAKES!! Of course these are horrible for you whether you buy them from the store or make them yourself but I gotta tell you I enjoyed making them more than I would have had I bought some at the store!

These were so easy to create and so fun! Everyone who loves Hostess Cupcakes needs to make these at least once!

You will need: Chocolate Cake Mix, Vanilla Whipped Frosting, Chocolate Whipped Frosting, Eggs, Sugar, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Butter, Corn Syrup, and Marshmallow Creme!!


Make the cake mix as instructed on the box!

Pour the mix into 24 cupcake papers!


Pop the cupcakes into the oven and bake according to the instructions on the box. While those are baking mix together some Marshmallow Creme and Vanilla Frosting! YUM!


Once the cupcakes are baked let them cool for about 40 minutes or longer. You want to make sure they are completely cool. Then to remove the centers without destroying the cupcakes take the handle of a wooden spoon and gently push down in the center of the cupcake. Make sure not to go all the way through to the center. Then with the handle of a regular spoon gently remove the inside cupcake that you push down. It's way easier than I thought.


Put your Marshmallow Creme/Vanilla Frosting mixture into a decorating bag or a ziplock bag along with a round tip. Then place the tip in the center of each cupcake and fill just to the top with your middle filling.

Once the cupcakes are filled place some of the Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Frosting, and Corn Syrup in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave. Keep mixing until it's completely smooth. Do not heat too much but just until smooth.



The original recipe says to dip the tops of each cupcake into the bowl of frosting. This did not work for me. The first one I dipped the middle filling started to come out. So the best and easiest way I found was chocolate frosting. I took 1/2 a spoonful of frosting and dropped it on top of the cream part, then took the spoon and gently smoothed frosting out over the top of the cupcake. To be honest these looked amazing with just the chocolate frosting and I will definitely be using this technique from here forward with cupcakes!


Next take another decorating bag or small zip lock bag and a small rounded tip to create the swirls on top. Just use some Vanilla frosting for these! And Voila.....hello Hostess.


These looked so GOOD!! Granted I messed up the swirls on a few but overall I finally got the swirls down and whipped right through all 24 cupcakes!

Of course I ate one....even without having dinner because who can resist a chocolate cupcake???


Everyone must try these at least once because they are so worth it! The office will be happy with me tomorrow because I plan on bringing them into work so that these tempting little devils are out of my house!


Now I am off to bake a Tres Leches cake and then read my book club book. Happy Sunday Everyone!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

...Tara... said...

omg i love you!!! lol. i've been wanting to try and make these and I so want to try now!! They look soooo yummy :)

Bella said...

LOL They are so YUMMY!! If you want the recipe just let me know :)

Tracy said...

These look soooo good.

 

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