Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

A couple of months ago, it was announced that Hostess would be going out of business and shutting down or selling off its popular snack brands. At the time, I plunged head-first into a batch of homemade Twinkies after not being able to find a...

Ingredients

  • For the Cupcakes:
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
  • ⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup brewed coffee, still hot
  • ¾ cup bread flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • For the Ganache Frosting:
  • 2½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • For the White Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • Splash vanilla extract

Directions

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