November 6, 2012

Copy Cat Hostess Cakes Recipe

I helped throw a black and white baby shower, so these made the menu!  Even though they aren't "from scratch" they were sure delicious.  I don't buy Hostess Cakes or Twinkies because they have a bazillion unnatural ingredients in them, so these are at least better than buying them.  These were gobbled up super fast and were totally better than the real thing!!! 
Copy Cat Hostess Cakes Recipe:
Recipe from HERE
• 1 box cake chocolate cake mix (or your favorite cake recipe)
• water, eggs and oil called for on the cake mix box
• 1 cup whipped vanilla frosting
• 1/2 cup marshmallow creme

• 1 cup whipped chocolate frosting
• 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
• 2 tsp. corn syrup

For the Loops
• 3 Tblsp. whipped vanilla frosting

1. Bake cupcakes according to directions on package. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, continue to cool on cooling rack for another 30 minutes or until cooled completely.

2. With end of round handle of wooden spoon, make deep, 1/2-inch-wide indentation in center of each cupcake, not quite to the bottom (wiggle end of spoon in cupcake to make opening large enough).

3.   In small bowl, mix 1 cup vanilla frosting and the marshmallow creme. Spoon into small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 3/8-inch tip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Insert tip of bag into each cupcake and squeeze bag to fill.  I didn't fill mine enough, so angle your bag and squeeze in a few different directions to really get more in the filling.  (See pics below -  take a knife and remove excess filling from top of cupcake)

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 decorating bag or small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut tiny tip off 1 bottom corner of bag (she used Wilton tip #5). Pipe loops on each cupcake.

the filling overflows a little bit
Take a knife and brush off the extra filling so icing will be smooth.

Make your loopty loops!

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