Sunday, January 20, 2013

Twinkie Cupcakes

Our small group had our Christmas party this past weekend. Yes everyone, we know it's past Christmas but our crazy hectic schedules didn't allow for a get together until just recently! In the past, we have done a White Elephant exchange; one with funny/scary gifts, one with boardgames but this year Lyndsey had the great idea of doing a baked goods exchange! So each person made a baked good... including the guys. :) I made Twinkie Cupcakes. Yum!


Twinkie Cupcakes

by Lindsey
Keywords: bake dessert marshmallow

Ingredients (23 cupcakes)
    Cupcake Ingredients:
    • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients the box calls for
    • 1 3.5 oz box instant French vanilla pudding
    Marshmallow Cream Filling Ingredients:
    • 1 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
    • 1 stick unsalted softened butter
    • 1/3 c powdered sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
    • 1 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
    • 1 stick unsalted softened butter
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 3 c powdered sugar
    • Milk, optional
    Instructions
    Preheat the oven to 350* and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
    Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the back of the box.
    Add in the pudding and combine.
    Fill each paper liner until it is 2/3rds full; approximately 2 medium scoops.
    Bake for 18- 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a center cupcake comes out clean.
    Place the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool.
    While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the filling by creaming the marshmallow fluff and butter together.
    Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip until combined.
    Cut a small section out of the center of each cupcake with a paring knife, making sure to go down only about half way.
    Using a ziplock bag with the tip cut off or a frosting bag, fill each center with the marshmallow cream mixture.
    Refrigerate cupcakes until you are ready to frost.
    To prepare the frosting, cream the marshmallow fluff and butter together.
    Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and whip until combined.
    Add one tablespoon of milk at a time if it gets too thick.
    Frost each cupcake.
    Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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    20 comments:

    1. Wow, these sound and look incredible!

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    2. Yummy! These are so cute and look so good! I found you via DIY Showoff - I'm pinning and I started following you on G+, too. Blessings!

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    3. A cup of coffee would go great with these. I'm currently hosting a giveaway to win a $20 Starbucks gift card and would love for you to enter! http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-giveaway.html

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    4. I like cooking from scratch, but I am a total sucker for anything Twinkie! (my little heart skipped a beat when I heard Hostess had gone bankrupt). Have printed off your recipe, bookmarked your page, and am plotting just which upcoming occasion will be graced with your Twinkie Cupcakes...Thanks for sharing! Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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    5. Oh my gosh! I'm totally making these! My mom is a huge twinkie fan and I think she'd get a kick out of these! Awesome. Found you via Funky Polkadot Giraffe. :)

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    6. We are so excited for these cupcakes! We were so sad when Hostess closed their doors. Can't wait to try these! We would love to have you share them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at sixsistersstuff.com. Hope to see you! -The Six Sisters

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    7. Oh My This is amazing! I am so going to try these soon! I just pinned them! I would love to have you link up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's! pandpkitchen.com

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    8. Nom Nom Nom!! Pinning and Stumbling this dee-liciousness. xo, Kelly

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    9. These are amazing! Pinning and following you on Pinterest! Love simple recipes!

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    10. Take me back to a yummier twinkie than my childhood!! These look delicious! I hope you'll come link them up to my Super Saturday Show & Tell:) I'd love to have you stop by http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

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    11. Bookmarking these for sure and can't wait to try them. Come link up to my Friday Food Frenzy if you have time (our linky runs across 3 different blogs.)

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    12. Yum - Yes please! Found you via Itsahodgepodgelife.com. xo - Jen

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    13. YUM! That's all I can say! I am pinning these too! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday! Hope to see you back on Sunday! xoxo - Cheryl

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    14. I found you from the Flaunt It Friday link up. Your twinkie cupcakes look delicious, my husband would love them! I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

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    15. These cupcakes and frosting look marvy! I'm sure they are just as tasty as they look. Congrats on being featured at Whatcha Whipped Up Wed. NICE!

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    16. Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Your cupcakes are adorable and look YUMMY! Thank you for sharing and please stop by the website for your "I've been Featured!" Button.

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    17. These look delicious! I featured them yesterday and shared them on my FB page! :)

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    18. Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there!
      http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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