Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

These cupcakes definitely conduct maintain a footling to a greater extent than fourth dimension than the average cupcake, but their deliciousness totally makes upwards for it! The cake utilisation comes together truly speedily in addition to easily, in addition to hence it’s pretty much but assembly. I’m ever curious every bit to how total people fill upwards their cupcakes, hence here’s a pic of mine (I got just 24 cupcakes from the recipe)

I mean value this is officially my novel chocolate cupcake recipe, fifty-fifty without the filling in addition to ganache. The cupcakes were moist in addition to delicious in addition to held together well, which is a must for me. I’m inward love amongst these cupcakes!

Ingredients :

Cupcakes :

1/2 loving cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 loving cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, cutting into pocket-size pieces
1 2/3 loving cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 loving cup sour cream

Instructions :

  • Preheat oven to 350 in addition to delineate 2 cupcake pans amongst newspaper liners.
  • In a pocket-size bowl or measurement cup, whisk together cocoa pulverisation in addition to hot H2O until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, in addition to salt.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together butter in addition to sugar.
  • Heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted in addition to the mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer to the bowl of a stand upwards mixer or a large mixing bowl, in addition to shell until the mixture is cool, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add eggs ane at a time, mixing good later each addition. Add vanilla in addition to cocoa mixture, in addition to blend until smooth.
  • With the mixture on depression speed, add together the flour mixture inward iii additions, alternating amongst the sour cream.
  • Mix until smooth. Scoop into prepared pans, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, close 15-18 minutes. Let cool.

Filling (from this twinkie cupcake recipe):

3 tablespoons flour

1/2 c whole milk
1/2 c butter
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 t vanilla extract

Instructions :

  • Whisk together the flour in addition to the milk. Heat inward a pocket-size sauce pan on medium heat.
  • Whisk continuously until it starts to thicken. Let it cook, spell stirring amongst a safe spatula, until y’all tin get-go to run across the bottom of the pan.
  • Continue to laid upwards until the mixture has the consistency of thick pudding or paste.
  • ¬†Put ¬†mixture inward the refrigerator in addition to allow it cool completely, stirring occasionally.
  • It an electrical stand upwards mixer, shell the butter in addition to the saccharide using the whisk attachment for a infinitesimal or 2 until good combined in addition to fluffy.
  • While beating, add together inward the flour mixture in addition to the vanilla.
  • Beat to combine in addition to hence scrape downwardly the sides.
  • Continue beating until mixture comes together in addition to is lite in addition to fluffy (about 7-8 minutes).

Ganache (scaled downwardly from this recipe):

1/4 loving cup whipping cream
1 loving cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sugar

  • Mix all ingredients together inward a microwave safe bowl. Heat at 50% ability for ane minute, hence stir. Continue heating at 50% ability for thirty 2nd intervals, stirring betwixt each interval, until melted in addition to smooth.


1 loving cup powdered sugar
1-2 teaspoons milk

  • Place powdered saccharide inward a pocket-size bowl. Whisk inward milk until icing has a consistency that tin move easily piped spell however retaining its shape.


  • Prepare the frosting in addition to ganache spell the cupcakes are cooling.
  • When the cupcakes conduct maintain cooled completely, fill upwards each cupcake amongst a pocket-size amount of filling.
  • I seat the filling inward a pastry purse amongst a circular tip, inserted it into the cupcake, in addition to pushed filling inward until the cupcake started to plump up.
  • You could also cutting out a pocket-size circle inward the centre of the cupcake, spoon inward some filling, in addition to supersede the circle.
  • When the cupcakes conduct maintain been filled, dip each cupcake into the bowl of ganache, roofing the entire surface.
  • If your ganache cools downwardly also much to handgrip easily, microwave it for 15-30 seconds on 50% power.
  • Let cool in addition to hence piping designs on the overstep using the icing.
  • I seat mine inward a pocket-size ziploc purse in addition to snipped off the corner, but y’all could also utilisation a pastry purse in addition to a pocket-size circular tip.

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