Delicious chocolate cupcakes dipped into a warm, creamy frosting – these homemade Hostess cupcakes need to make an appearance in your home, STAT!
My sister shared this homemade Hostess cupcakes recipe almost 8 years ago and they are still a family-favorite! I made these for the first time when we had friends over, and even though there were only 6 of us, we somehow managed to put away all 24 cupcakes! In fact, my husband, who isn’t very big on desserts, asks me to make them quite often. (And I can’t say no, right?)
BAKING TIP –
Whenever I make cupcakes I ALWAYS use an ice cream scoop LIKE THIS ONE to scoop the batter into the cups. It’s less messy and is a good way to get all your cupcakes the same size.
Let your cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack (another 30 minutes or so.)
To fill these cupcakes, use the end of a wooden spoon or a small knife to make an indentation in center of each cupcake – not all the way to the bottom.
Here is the delicious recipe –
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
Ingredients for the Cupcakes -
- 1 box cake chocolate cake mix + ingredients listed on the cake mix box
Ingredients for the Creamy Filling -
- 1 cup whipped vanilla frosting
- 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
Ingredients for the Chocolate Frosting -
- 1 cup whipped chocolate frosting
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tsp. corn syrup
- 3 Tblsp. whipped vanilla frosting for the white loops
Bake cupcakes according to directions on package and let them cool completely.
With end of round handle of wooden spoon or small knife, make an indentation in the center of each cupcake, not quite to the bottom (wiggle end of spoon in cupcake to make opening large enough).
In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of vanilla frosting and the 1/2 cup marshmallow creme. Spoon into small plastic bag. Cut the tip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Insert tip of bag into each cupcake and squeeze bag to fill.
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.
Spoon 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting into small plastic bag. Cut tiny tip off the bottom corner and pipe loops on each cupcake.