Yummiest Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Just came across a recipe that’s dying to be shared.  I can’t even describe how delicious, even if a little time-consuming to make, they taste.  ENJOY!

Ingredients….

Cupcakes:

2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Filling:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (7 ounce) container marshmallow creme

Ganache:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

2, In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.

3. Divide batter evenly among prepared cupcake liners, filling each one almost full.

4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cupcakes have risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut a small circle out of the center of each cupcake. Remove the middle piece of the cupcake, saving the very top to put back on after the cupcakes have been filled with the cream.

6. To prepare the cream filling, place the butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on low speed until combined and then on high speed until it starts to fluff. Add the marshmallow creme and beat on high speed again for about 5 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Transfer filling to a resealable plastic bag and cut off a small portion of one corner so you can squeeze the filling into the center of each cupcake. Fill the hole in each cupcake almost to the top. Trim the excess cake from the center piece you removed and replace the very top to cover the cream filling.

7. For the ganache, place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on low power until just melted, about 1 minute. Whisk until completely melted and then whisk in the heavy cream until smooth. Let cool for a few minutes.

8. Dip the top of each cupcake into and out of the ganache a few times until completely coated. Use a knife to smooth the ganache onto the top of the cupcake, if necessary. Place back on the cooling rack to let the ganache set a little in between dips.

3 thoughts on “Yummiest Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. LOL. Before you do that just dump the whole mess in a bowl eat with a spoon!

    Tastycake & Hostess cream-filled cupcakes have changed since we were kids. Not only are they smaller but, also, taste like you’re just eating sugar and chocolate-flavored air.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m able to do this in my tiny kitchen.. but I see a disaster scenario coming with it..

    What will probably happen in the truck..

    The centers filled, tops trimmed and placed back on top of each cupcake, nice and neat.. All smelling so chocolately decadent.. Then the “icing on the cake” happens..

    Dipping in the ganache and and the tops stick to the ganache in the bowl !

    Frantically trying to icing glue them back together, I finally lose my cool and have a fit.. icing and cupcake everywhere.. The windshield, the seats, the floor, my bunk.. 😨

    This is potentially the cruelest recipe you have posted dear sis..

    Hey, I’m sure they’re much richer, but remember when creme filled Tastycakes were bigger and a whole lot tastier ? I don’t know what they changed in their recipe but they are nothing like they used to be..

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s