04 February 2013

Hostess Cupcakes Copycat Recipe

Recipe from: Something Swanky
Katie hosted the BEST Super Bowl Party.  Most the girls hit it off like we have known each other for years.  We laughed, cried, peed our pants a little and much much more.  I would love to tell you more but what happens in Fight Club...stays in Fight club. 
Just Joking, us old timers will get the Fight Club reference.  
Well, back to the reason for the post~ all the food was amazing!  I will post the delicious baked buffalo wings later (it will be in Katie's Korner).  This is a recipe you need to try.  No one could stop eating the wings, they were so good and BAKED. 
Then for dessert, Lori brought these AMAZING cupcakes and I do mean AMAZING.  She told me she got the recipe on Pinterest so I got on there today and found the recipe.  So here it is~

For the Cake:
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup chocolate milk (the good kind)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Ganache:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
approximately 1 cup heavy whipping cream (don’t measure it out)

For the Retro Cream Filling:
1 – 7 oz. jar Marshmallow Cream
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 Tbsp. milk

Optional: canned white frosting for the Little Debbie swirl up top
  1. Whisk together all cake ingredients (reserving the chocolate chips) until a smooth batter forms. Fold in the chocolate chips. Distribute batter evenly among 24-36 liners (do not over fill– you don’t want domed cupcakes for this). Bake at 350ยบ for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the shortening and the marshmallow cream in a very large bowl (there will be splatter– you’ve been warned). Beat in the powdered sugar, 1/3 cup at a time. Add the vanilla and the salt. Beat in the milk, 1 tbsp. at a time, beating in between additions, until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Cut out small circles from the tops of the cupcakes. Use a ziptop bag to pipe the fluff filling into each hole. Replace the cupcake top over the filling and press gently to flatten.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and whipping cream for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes. Spoon over each of the cupcakes.
  5. Let the ganache cool for at least an hour if piping on the Little Debbie swirl on top. (I just used canned frosting for that part– but feel free to use whatever frosting you’d like!)


  1. Awesome! Glad you liked them :) Thanks for the shout out!

  2. You are welcome! I still can't stop thinking about those cupcakes.

  3. I can't wait to make them!!!

  4. I hope you make these Dawn, they are so delicious.