Copycat Hostess Cucpakes

Have you ever made Copycat Hostess Cupcakes at home? SO GOOD! Chocolate cupcakes filled with homemade vanilla cream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

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Have you ever made Hostess Cupcakes at home? SO GOOD! Chocolate cupcakes filled with homemade vanilla cream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Main Ingredients Needed for Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

  • my Best Chocolate Cake recipe
  • marshmallow cream
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • semi-sweet chocolate
  • heavy cream

Have you ever made Hostess Cupcakes at home? SO GOOD! Chocolate cupcakes filled with homemade vanilla cream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • There are a few ways you can fill the cupcakes with cream. I used a melon baller to scoop out the middle, piped the cream inside, and topped with the piece of cake removed with the melon baller. You could also use a cupcake corer, a pastry filling tip, or simply use a knife to carve out  a hole in the center (similar to the way I used the melon baller).
  • If you use a pastry filling tip, you’ll be able to simply dip the cupcakes in the ganache. Otherwise, spoon the ganache on top and gently spread using the bottom of the spoon.

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Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

Have you ever made Hostess Cupcakes at home? SO GOOD! Chocolate cupcakes filled with homemade vanilla cream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Ingredients:

Cupcakes & Ganache

Cream Filling

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow crème
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Mix the batter for the cupcakes according to the directions in the linked recipe. Fill each cupcake tin with 1/4 cup of batter and bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. See the notes in the post to decide your best method for coring and filling the cupcakes. Prepare accordingly.
  3. Use an electric mixer to whisk together the butter and marshmallow cream on high speed. Mix in the vanilla and heavy cream.
  4. Mix the powdered sugar into the mixture 1 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Fill each cupcake with cream (once again, see the notes to determine your preferred method for filling). Depending on how you filled your cupcake, you may need to press the "tops" of the cupcakes back on top of the cream. Flatten gently with your fingers. Reserve remaining cream for piping on top.
  6. Make the chocolate ganache according the the directions in the linked recipe. Let it cool slightly, and then spoon it over each cupcake.
  7. Use a small round frosting tip to pipe cream swirls over the tops.

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Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.