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« on: January 19, 2009 03:58:37 PM »

So DH asked me to make "awesome cupcakes" one night and I was at a total loss, so I raided the pantry and these were born! I would have piped the white curly-q's that are signature to those darn Hostess cupcakes, but I never get a chance to use my huge vat of dragees, so they were used instead. The cupcakes themselves are just Duncan Hines (always this brand) devil's food cake mix, and the frosting is Duncan Hines chocolate frosting in the can. The filling is the real treat.

Filling recipe:
1/4 c. butter, room temperature
1/4 c. white shortening
2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. milk
1 T. clear vanilla extract (I used plain ol' vanilla in these and the filling is more of an "ivory" color, lol)

Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Slice the corner off a Zip-Lock bag and insert any wide-mouthed frosting tip (if you happen to have a Wilton #230, that works best, but anything from a #8-12 works fine, too!). Fill the bag with the filling and holding the bag at a 90 degree angle, insert the tip into the unfrosted cupcake. Squeeze enough filling inside and remove tip cleanly. How much is enough? I find when the cupcake "puffs" slightly (you'll feel and see it, I promise) that is enough. You don't want to overfill but you don't want too little, either.

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They were delish!  Grin

ETA: The filling recipe was a trial and error that happened to work. I imagine most any extract would be awesome in here: coconut, almond, butter, peppermint, strawberry... sky's the limit!
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009 04:05:50 PM »

Sounds and looks incredible! I'll have to try this.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009 04:15:13 PM »

Nom nom nom. I really need to try filled cupcakes, thanks for the inspiration. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009 04:24:01 PM »

They look yummy! What kind of a frosting did you use? It looks sooo good.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2009 05:13:53 PM »

Those look so good I may die.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009 05:45:01 PM »

I am a Hostess Cupcake junkie, these look killer.  We make something similar at work and I gotta say, I eat about a billion of them.

Now if only they'd bring back Fruit Pie the Magician, all would be good in the world.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009 06:46:50 PM »

They look yummy! What kind of a frosting did you use? It looks sooo good.

It was Pilsbury chocolate frosting. I was going to make chocolate ganache and, well, the can was already ready...  Grin
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