I’m out of town this week at a conference in San Diego. I made this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes last week. It was chosen by Clara of I Heart Food4Thought. You can find the recipe on her blog.
I decided to make mock-Hostess Cupcakes. Although I haven’t had a real one in ages, I do remember them being quite tasty. Ignorance is bliss and now that I know better, their ingredient list scares me off. There are a bunch of mock-Hostess Cupcake recipes on the internet and I probably should have read them before I made mine. It certainly would have been easier. Most of the recipes say to place the filling in a pastry bag and squirt it into the bottom of the cupcake. Instead, I used an apple-corer to take out a nub from the top of the cupcake and spooned the filling into the cupcake and then replaced the nub to seal up the hole. Not the prettiest looking thing.
These cupcakes were quite tasty, both plain and after I utterly destroyed them.