Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - Faux Hostess Cupcakes

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  I decided to make something special for my hubby and these fit the bill!  I had to work today and wanted to have something easy to pull together, and using my new favorite cake mix - Trader Joe's these came together really quickly.  

Once the cupcakes were cooled I used a melon baller to scoop out a section on the middle of the cupcake.  I used the marshmallow filling in a pastry bag to fill the middle of the cupcake and then replaced the cupcake top.  I topped with the chocolate ganache and then piped a design on the top.  While it was a little more involved then a simple cupcake but well worth the effort!  DELISH!

Marshmallow Filling
Recipe from Annie's Eats

6 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

Beat together until well combined.  I used this to fill the cupcakes as well as the classic hostess swirl on top.

Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat cream until warm but not boiling.  Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute.  Stir until smooth and all chocolate is melted.


This was shared on Cupcake Tuesday and Sweets for a Saturday!


  1. What a perfect Valentine Cupcake!
    Thanks for sharing them on Cupcake Tuesday!

  2. Sounds yummy! Can't wait to try these! Thanks, Stefanie!

  3. Thank you! These were really fun to make!

  4. How fun! I never heard about scooping out cupcakes and filling them with something till a week or two ago. I saw lemon cupcakes with cranberry filling on someone's blog and gave them a try. They were delicious. I'll bet yours were even better. Chocolate and marshmallow -- yum!!!

  5. this looks awesome! love how you made it creative, not just swirls. glad to have found your blog!