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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes Dipped Into A Warm, Creamy Frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, copycat
Servings: 1 Cupcake
Calories: 165kcal


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.


Calories: 165kcal