So, speaking of fun, childhood things…
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes (recipe below from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice). Well, if I must.
Cakes are dense, but not dry. Very springy. And very, very chocolatey. Not strong, or dark, just chocolate.
The filling is very sticky. Yummy, but sticky. But, that’s what marshmallow fluff is, right?
Ganache is smooth and creamy. Good semisweet flavor, not too dark, but not milk chocolate.
(No matter how much sugar I added, I couldn’t prevent my squiggles from running together…)
The ganache is slightly overpowering to the cupcake, but overall it’s yummy! Rich, chocolate flavor, cut just slightly by the fluff filling. The chocolate flavor is a bit more obvious in the full-size cake, but the minis are pretty similar. (Dangerous! Cupcake gets tastier with every bite!!)
This whole cupcake is very easy to make! There are 3 parts, but ganache is super easy to make, as is the filling (unless you are making your own fluff — which is an option).
- Cupcake Taste: 3.5
- Frosting Taste: 4
- Overall Taste: 4
- Appearance: 4.5
- Ease of Making: 3.5
- TOTAL: 19.5
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes (recipe from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice)