These are not your everyday Hostess cupcakes. These are incomparably better than any store bought cupcakes. These cupcakes are unforgettable. They are richly chocolatey, extremely moist, and melt-in-your-mouth. The cream filled center trumps anything that ever came from a box. Grown-ups will fight their kids for these.
When I visited all the classrooms for Back to School Night last week, I noticed many eye-catching posters on the walls. Inspirational quotes, word charts, and calendars. I lingered especially long in front of the birthday charts.
Of course I notice (and love) birthday charts. I adore everything about birthdays. Not that I’m eagerly counting my own years anymore, but I just love the festivities and celebrations wrapped around birthdays. It’s all so fun.
With a new school year comes friends, both new and old. For both the kids and their grownups. With friends come birthday parties.
These days, most schools don’t allow homemade treats anymore. Gone are the simple days when mamas could send homemade cookies to share with the class. So let’s take it outside.
I can’t think of a more iconic cupcake to celebrate any occasion with than these wicked good cream filled chocolate cupcakes. And the secret truth is that grownups devour these faster than their kids.
I titled these decadent treats Not Your Hostess Cupcakes because though they look like their boxed counterparts, that’s where the resemblance ends.
These uber chocolatey cupcakes are filled with a marvelous marshmallow filling that tastes simply divine. Made with real and simple ingredients.
The cupcakes themselves are unbelievable. The crumb is tender and moist, with every bite tasting like pure chocolate bliss. Nothing fake. Nothing artificial. Nothing weird.
You know these have to be great when the original recipe comes from the guys at Cook’s Illustrated. I knew these had to be much better than the commercial stuff, but I was blown away by how delicious these cupcakes turned out.
When it all comes together at the end, it’s like a cupcake symphony. One of the very best baby cakes I’ve ever sunk my teeth into.
I think my peeps agreed. Big people, little people…they all sported hugely wide, chocolate-laced smiles.
This is one cupcake that will brighten everyone’s smiles.
Go celebrate the kid in you.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Entertaining from Cook’s Illustrated, via Mom Mom’s Apron
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