Feb 11, 2010

{ Homemade Hostess Cupcakes }

I have always wanted to make a homemade version of these hostess favorites. Always loved the combination of devil's food and creamy whipped filling but always thought it was way too sweet. I spotted on Martha's website the same idea with pretty script sayings in creamy white piped across. I love the idea of this as a gift around valentine's day even though I recently started hating the holiday due to my single status;( but let's keep this blog happy for now...lol

For the Cupcakes
1& 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

For the Filling
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup marshmallow creme

For the Ganache
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla

For the Icing
1 stick unsalted butter
2 tablespoon milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

I promise these will be a hit! Perfect creamy middle and the ganache is so glossy and lets you dip each cupcake twice for a great thick chocolately top. I piped the swirls and letters on with a piping pen that I bought but I read that the pastry bag with a very thin tip works fab also. Happy Valentine's Day!!


Anonymous said...

The cupcakes look and sound yummy! Sorry to hear about your status :(

Erica said...

These look absolutely delicious. I'm so happy to see you back on here! I hope that your life and dreams get back on track to happiness.

Hugs, Erica

Anonymous said...

Teilweise ziemlich verwirrend!

{better than candy} said...

adorable. xo.

Anonymous said...

Yum!! These are darling!!

Catherine Anne said...

All I can say is yum!!!

Sage Mommy said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, my life is upside down but there are a million and 1 things to be thankful for so read on while I try to find them...lol

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