Filled cupcakes! Finally :)

by Patricia on January 18, 2009 · 11 comments

I bought the Wilton Cupcake decorating kit about a month ago. And I’ve been anxious to try it, but I have not had an opportunity between Christmas cookies and candies, work, and other projects… Until today. I’ve had it in my mind that I wanted chocolate filled with marshmallow. So that’s what I made:
the classic

And the filling tip worked out pretty well. I wasn’t sure how much to squeeze or when it was “full” but decided when I saw the cupcake top move from the force of the filling underneath that maybe that was enough. Víola…
ta-da

I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I found it on the internet way back in college when the internet was not quite what it is today but it was growing quickly. After the first skeptical trial run (“Vinegar in chocolate cake? seriously?” Yes, seriously) it became the go-to chocolate cake recipe for both me and my roommate (She still uses it too). Katherine’s Amazing Chocolate Cake is in fact a vegan recipe (though I had no clue about that in college). It’s a light and spongy cake. And not too sweet. It’s great on its own, with chocolate chips, iced with your favorite frosting (whipped cream and raspberries… cream cheese frosting, whatever). I have even substituted the cocoa and some sugar with a spicy Mexican hot chocolate mix.
Anyway, so I cut the recipe in half and it made 12 cupcakes, baked for about 20 minutes. I made Peabody’s marshmallow icing (scroll down a bit to find the recipe — the cake on there looks awesome too!) from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I also topped half of the cupcakes with marshmallow peaks:
marshmallow top hat

And then… I topped them all with chocolate ganache from a recipe I found on Bakerella. The other half I made into “Hostess” cupcakes (pictured above). Here are some of the other results:

oops topped with chocolate ganache

(The first one was an oops. I made the marshmallow peaks and I’ve never worked with marshmallow icing before. I thought it would be stiffer or maybe I needed to wait a while for it to set. Either way, I did not wait and I took a chance and dipped the top in the chocolate ganache only to have everything start to slide off of the top of the cupcake. Anyway, it’s sort of abstract art :)

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1 Sara January 18, 2009 at 6:53 am

Mmmmm, these look absolutely delicious! I especially like the “Hostess cupcakes”…they look very authentic and I bet they are way tastier!

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2 Donna-FFW January 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Such work you put into these. They look wonderful!! Your pictures are gorgeous and I bet they taste spectacular. My children would love them!

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3 Brownies for Dinner January 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Sara: They don’t have that slight artificial flavor you get in the store bought ones :) D. said he liked them because even though they are rich they tasted light.

Donna-FFW: Thanks! I’ve been working on my photos lately. I tried to give some of these to D.’s kids last night but they didn’t want them! Of course, they both just had giant root beer floats so maybe that was why. :)

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4 gaga January 19, 2009 at 3:37 am

Wow, your “knock-offs” look exactly like the real thing! Great job!

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5 Brownies for Dinner January 19, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Thanks, gaga! :)

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6 peabody September 8, 2009 at 7:05 am

Oh, those looks super good.

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7 Patricia September 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Thanks peabody. I was just thinking it is almost time to make these again :)

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8 Mimi's Lootbags October 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

they look so yummy-love love brownies-a must try-thanks:)

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9 littlemissswag November 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm

that looks so cool and i m makin them for thanksgivin but i am making browin cupcakes with marshmello fellin

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