Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Creamed Filled Cupcakes


Cream Filled Cupcakes
(from Taste of Home magazine)
2 dozen

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) devil's food cake mix
2 teaspoons hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar (7 ounce) marshmallow creme
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
for frosting
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Prepare and bake cupcakes according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. For filling, combine water and salt until salt is dissolved. Cool. In a small bowl, beat the marshmallow creme, shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy; add the salt mixture. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert round pastry tip. Fill the bag with cream filling. Push the tip through the bottom of paper liner to fill each cupcake. In a heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips with cream; stir until smooth. Cool. Dip cupcake tops into frosting; chill for 20 minutes or until set. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Kinda like a hostess cupcake and fun to make!

I also wanted to mention that to save time, this would easily lend itself to a "hostess cupcake" cake. Instead of 24 cupcakes, make 4, 8-inch layer cakes, spread the cream filling between each layer and pour frosting over cake. Quick!

3 comments:

Donna said...

These sound yummy! Thank you for sharing many of your recipes.

Scott and Kerri said...

These look like they would be good in the guy's lunches too! Thank you for the recipe! (I was hoping you would post this one:)

Charlee said...

I made these a few weeks ago.... words cannot describe how incredible they were!!! I have a daycare and lots of neighbors and after sharing them with all the children and adults I could within a one-mile radius it was unanimous... They were the best cupcakes anyone had ever had. I am going to make them again today for a "girls night" and I know they will be a hit. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.