Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

The other day I came across a super fun blog called Crazy Domestic.  Can't you just tell by the name that the blog is going to be AWESOME?!  Well it is. 

And on this awesome blog I found a super fun recipe that I have been DIEING to try.  Its called HOMEMADE HOSTESS CUPCAKES.

And they look like this:

And Here is the Recipe:
• 1 box cake chocolate cake mix (or your favorite cake recipe)
• water, eggs and oil called for on the cake mix box

• 1 cup whipped vanilla frosting
• 1/2 cup marshmallow creme

• 1 cup whipped chocolate frosting
• 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 2 tsp. corn syrup
• 3 Tblsp. whipped vanilla frosting (for the loops)

1. Bake cupcakes according to directions on package. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, continue to cool on cooling rack for another 30 minutes or until cooled completely.

2. With end of round handle of wooden spoon, make deep, 1/2-inch-wide indentation in center of each cupcake, not quite to the bottom (wiggle end of spoon in cupcake to make opening large enough). You could also use a melon baller to scoop out the middle of the cupcakes, instead of the spoon method. In small bowl, mix 1 cup vanilla frosting and the marshmallow creme. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 3/8-inch tip off 1 bottom corner of bag (I used decorating bag and Wilton tip #12). Insert tip of bag into each cupcake and squeeze bag to fill.

3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate frosting, chocolate chips and corn syrup uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. Microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer; stir until smooth. Dip top of each cupcake in frosting. Let stand until frosting is set.

4. Spoon 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting into decorating bag or small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut tiny tip off 1 bottom corner of bag (I used Wilton tip #5). Pipe loops on each cupcake.

And so yesterday for Monday Family Night we made this as our treat.

First we donned our cute aprons:

Then we prepped our cupcake trays:

Then we got mixing the cake mix.  We used this boxed kind:


And filled our cupcake liners:

And while they were baking we got working on the filling using these:

Once the filling was all mixed--we turned a ziploc bag inside out and filled the inside of the bag with the filling--then pulled it back right side out.  (It makes a lot less mess doing it that way).

After the cupcakes were baked and cooled we poked holes in them--we happened to use a fondue fork.  (I would recommend using something wider--but I couldn't find anything at the time).

Next I snipped off the edge of the ziploc bag with the filling and stuck it as far down the hole as I could and started squeezing out the filling gently.

Next you make up the chocolate frosting and then dip your cupcakes (or if you are an uncoordinated dipper like me--you can just use an icing spatula and ice those puppies--but you notice mine aren't as smooth looking as hers--so I think I need to practice the dipping method). 

Next you add the little squiggle on the top with some vanilla frosting in another ziploc bag--and you are done!

And they REALLY are delicious!

And a little messy.

Thank you Crazy Domestic for a GREAT recipe!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting me back! Your cupcakes look awesome, and your helper is adorable. (love that apron!) I'm sorry to say that I can't help in the camera dept. I don't have one either! I have to depend on my daughter for hers! ( and she and the camera aren't here right now) Good luck in your search.


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