Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

If your kids keep asking you for Hostess cupcakes, then this recipe is for you!

Try out these Homemade Hostess Cupcakes, and you’ll never pack store-bought again.

They’re so simple and sweet, and even a little retro.

You won’t believe the delicious smell it will leave in your house!

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How gorgeous and delicious do these homemade hostess cupcakes look?

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 C White Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C + 2 TBSP Flour
  • 1/4 C +2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/4 C Saffola Oil
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Water, Boiling

Whipped Cream Filling

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you mix all dry ingredients together.
Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat well. Pour in boiling water, and stir the batter until combined.
Grease or line your cupcake pan.
Using a ¼ measuring cup, pour batter into the pan and bake for 20-22 minutes.
Let the cupcakes cool completely while you prepare the Whipped Cream Filling.

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Whipped Cream Filling

Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium until stiff peaks form.
Whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.

Whipped Cream Filling

Once cupcakes have cooled, fill each one with the Whipped Cream Filling using a piping bag and round tip.
Push the tip into the cupcake, and squeeze to fill as you pull the tip out of the cupcake.

homemade-hostess-cupcakes

Once filled, set cupcakes in the freezer to set while preparing the Chocolate Glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
Dip each cupcake in Chocolate Glaze, swirling the cupcake to remove excess glaze.
Allow them to set in the freezer.

Chocolate Glaze

Once set add a swirly decoration and you’re ready to serve!

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

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Homemade Hostess Cupcakes


  • Author: Jillian Tohber Leslie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x

Description

Why not try these homemade Hostess Cupcakes! How delicious do these look?!!


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Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/4 C White Sugar
  • 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 C + 2 TBSP Flour
  • 1/4 C +2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 1/4 C Saffola Oil
  • 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Water, Boiling

Whipped Cream Filling

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Pour in boiling water, and stir the batter until combined. Grease or line a cupcake pan. Using a ¼ measuring cup, pour batter into the pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. While cupcakes cool, prepare the Whipped Cream Filling.

Whipped Cream Filling

  1. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium until stiff peaks form.
  2. Whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar and mix thoroughly.
  3. Once cupcakes have cooled, filled each cupcake with Whipped Cream Filling using a piping bag and round tip. Push the tip into the cupcake, and squeeze to fill as you pull the tip out of the cupcake.
  4. Once filled, set cupcakes in freezer to set while preparing the Chocolate Glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Dip each cupcake in Chocolate Glaze, swirling the cupcake to remove excess glaze.
  3. Allow to set in freezer. Once set, pipe icing loops on top of each cupcake.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Cupcakes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 405
  • Sugar: 38G
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

Keywords: cupcakes, hostess cupcakes, homemade, chocolate, retro dessert

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