Hostess with the Mostess Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love a good Hostess cupcake? Fluffy chocolate cake filled with marshmallow cream, topped with chocolate and the signature Hostess swirl. It doesn’t get much better than that.20120221-161616.jpg

I haven’t done much baking lately but with a four day weekend for President’s Day, I figured this past weekend would be the perfect time to cross something off my cupcake wishlist. After a bunch of searching and deciding that most of them required too many ingredients and more time than I wanted to spend, octane across these beauties on Pinterest…which by the way has become one of my favorite sites of all time.

20120221-162053.jpgI made the cupcakes with a change to the actual cake part. I went with Martha’s recipe for one bowl chocolate cupcakes (scroll down on page). I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, these are the best basic chocolate cupcake recipe I’ve ever made. Martha’s prefect recipe makes exactly 18 cupcakes in exactly 22 minutes of baking. And that’s why she’s the domestic queen.

I think this was the right move because these cupcakes were light and fluffy with the perfect marshmallow cream center. The best part was that they really weren’t much effort since they don’t require frosting. Just a quick dip in chocolate ganache and a little swirl on the top and you’re good to go. I’ll definitely be making these come summer BBQ time!20120221-162915.jpg

Oh, and BTDubs, I can’t forget to thank Susical for the photo adventure and amazingly sitting with me forever to figure out hipstamatic and instagram to take pictures.


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