Saturday, December 1, 2012

Yankee Doodles - Creme-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

Due to the Twinkie scare, I decided to try to make Yankee Doodles at home.  Any of these snack cakes can be made at home.  The quality of the store-bought cakes are not what they used to be.  Nothing like homemade!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Marshmallow Creme Filling:
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
Make batter:  Heat oven to 325 degrees F.  Spray 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl.  Whisk water, cocoa, chocolate chips, and coffee in large bowl until smooth.  Add sugar, sour cream, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.  Whisk in flour mixture until incorporated.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.  Bake until toothpick comes out with a few dry crumbs attached, 18 to 22 minutes.  Cool cupcakes in tins 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack and cool completely.

For the Filling:  In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, salt and marshmallow fluff.  Add the cream and beat just until smooth.  Transfer the filling to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round tip.  Insert tip into top of cupcake and pipe into center being careful not to overfill.


  1. I love the "Twinkie Scare"! I have a friend in Vegas that said people were actually standing in line to buy the last of them! I'll take yours any day:@)

  2. these are wonderful!


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