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Best Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

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Delicious chocolate cupcakes dipped into a warm, creamy frosting – this homemade Hostess cupcakes recipe needs to make an appearance in your home, STAT!

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes on a white plate. The chocolate cupcakes are topped with a swirl of white icing.

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?)

Hostess Cupcake 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.




chocolate batter in cupcake wrappers in a grey cupcake baking sheet made from this Homemade Hostess Cupcakes recipe

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.)

fluffy baked chocolate cupcakes sitting on a cooling rack made with this Homemade Hostess Cupcakes recipe

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.

one of the chocolate cupcakes on the cooling rack has the top cut out and is filled white cupcake filling for these Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

How To Make Hostess Cupcakes And Cream Filling

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
5 from 3 votes

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Dipped Into A Warm, Creamy Frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes, desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Cupcake
Calories 165 kcal


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


  1. Bake cupcakes according to directions on package and let them cool completely.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Spoon 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting into small plastic bag. Cut tiny tip off the bottom corner and pipe loops on each cupcake.

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close up picture of a Homemade Hostess Cupcake that has a bite taken out and the cream filling is showing inside the chocolate cupcake

 How good do these look???a white cupcake stand full of Homemade Hostess Cupcakes made using this recipe with chocolate icing and a swirl of the cream filling on top

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