These Copycat Hostess Creme-Filled Cupcakes are a dream come true.
A classic treat that was born in 1919, Hostess cupcakes have been a staple in lunch-pails and vending machines for decades. When Hostess left the bakery world briefly due to bankruptcy, they also left a whole in American culture for several months. More on that here. However, with the great internet cooking age upon us, brave home cooks and bakers alike can re-create these incredible treats at home and in such a delicious way you’ll want to leave the mass produced ones, frankly, in the dust.
Making Copycat Hostess Creme-Filled Cupcakes at home is fairly easy; the most laborious part is just cutting out the tops of the cupcakes and filling them with a rich, fluffy filling. This step goes fast when you have a helping hand. When you re-create that classic white swirl on top, get ready for a wave of nostalgia; don’t worry about getting it just right, the imperfect homemade look just makes the swirl all the more fun and playful.
Once you take that first bite into one of these homemade delights, you will be in chocolate cupcake heaven! Everyone will rave about these treats, their moist chocolate cake, plentiful sweet filling (because you always wish Hostess put more of it in there), and the melted chocolate frosting is ten times better tasting than their mass produced counterparts.
Have fun making Copycat Hostess Creme-Filled Cupcakes; make it a family affair! It’s as simple as baking up two batches of chocolate cupcakes, cutting into the center, filling with, well, filling, putting the tops back on and smothering with a chocolate glaze and finishing off the tops with a few swirls of white filling.
Once you make these, you’ll want another batch the next day. They are definitely diet destroyers (ask me how I know) because they’re soooo stinking amazingly delicious. NO EXAGGERATIONS. I’d love to hear your thoughts and please rate the recipe along with your comment. Enjoy!Print