Wednesday, May 27, 2009

homemade Hostess cupcakes...

1 devil's food cake mix
8 Tbsp butter; room temp
1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
granulated sugar (to taste)
2 big Hershey bars (or 8 reg size)
1 12oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar of wax (melt in a rinsed out soup can inside a pan with 1-2 in water)

Make cupcakes according to pkg directions (adding 1/4 tsp vanilla; if desired) and bake in well greased, unlined pans. Let cool completely.
For filling mix butter and marshmallow cream until fluffy. Add vanilla and a little sugar to desired taste. With a piping bag squirt a small amount of filling up into the bottom of each cupcake.
Melt chocolate together. Melt wax separately. Gradually add wax to melted chocolate, stirring constantly.
Dip tops of cupcakes into the chocolate and set aside until firm. With a small piping tip decorate tops of cupcakes with remaining filling.

Oh yes, I did. And I'm glad I did. YUMMY!!
When I made them, however, I did not add the vanilla or granulated sugar to the filling and I think it really needed it. Just make the filling and taste it, then adjust it to your liking. Also, the chocolate icing can be all milk chocolate or any combination of chocolate you prefer.
I have to say they were relatively easy to make. The most time consuming part was the chocolate icing...and the fact that I double dipped them!! I did double the recipe for cupcakes, and even tripled the filling amount so I wouldn't run out and I had exactly enough.
I took these to a Cub Scout event and thought the kids would go crazy over them, which they did...but the adults suddenly turned into a bunch of kids, as well!
(The spray pictured is the one with flour in it. I HIGHLY recommend using it. The tip is the one I used to insert the filling and it is a 1M (Wilton) piping tip.)


diane said...

I'm drooling. I want one to put in my freezer.

Malia said...

Could you please send one of these with John to work? Just kidding...but wow, those look amazing!

Misty said...

Oh man....I'm going to have to try these! They look amazing!

Heidi said...

These look even better than the hostess ones! You know they are much healthier too.

Jessica said...

I can't figure out how you do the filling... Doesn't it come out the bottom? They look so yummy!

Annemarie said...

The filling is thick enough that it stays put. You just have to cram (excuse the term) the tip up into the cupcake and gently squeeze the filling out.
You could also scoop a little of the cupcake out with a measuring spoon (1 tsp), then plug it back up. I did that on the first one but it was a pain.

Donna-FFW said...

These look wonderful, I have got to try the, my kids would LOVE them.

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bakerchick103 said...

Yum. Nuff said.