I got a craving for cupcakes the other day and decided to go all out, and use my moms recipe for filled cupcakes!
Here is the RecipeFor Batter
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
2-3 Medium Eggs
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 Cup Mayonnaise
6 TBS Cocoa Powder
Pinch of salt
1 Cup Cold Water
-Mix all ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
-Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes ( Makes 24-36 Cupcakes) For Filling
1 Cup Milk
4 TBS flour
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Cup Vegetable shortening
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
-Combine milk and flour, cook over low flame until thick and smooth.
-Add vanilla and let cool completely.
-In an electric mixer cream sugar and shortening. Beat until no sugar crystals remain (usually 10 minutes).
-Add milk and flour mixture, beat an additional 10 minutes.
-Using a number 7 or 8 decorating tip, insert filling into top of cooled cupcakes, until they puff up in size.
- Frost & enjoy!
Pic..After they have been filled **
For "Hostess" cupcakes
Melt chocolate frosting into bowl, dip tops into the frosting to cover them with a nice thick glaze. Once the frosting has set, take white frosting and fill a sandwich bag and make small swirls on top. I recommend practicing a bit on a plate or some wax paper before starting the first cupcake.
Ok, hope you have fun making them and enjoy eating them!!!! Let me know how they come out for you, and I'd love to see pictures if you make some!