No more of those dry, flavorless, prepackaged desserts. Homemade Hostess Cupcakes are moist, sweet, and perfect for any special occasion.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Pretzel Frosting for G’s birthday party. When it came to bringing cupcakes to his classroom, though, I went with these Homemade Hostess Cupcakes.
Every few years I fool myself into thinking a real Hostess cupcake will taste good. In my head, I know that isn’t true; they’re dry and flavorless, and that chocolate “frosting” is just gross. But every once in a while, I find myself standing in a convenience store in the middle of a road trip, and that cupcake calls to me. And every time, I swear I won’t waste my money on one again.
The concept behind Hostess Cupcakes is solid. Chocolate cupcake: yum. Sweet filling: yes, please. Smooth and rich chocolate frosting: definitely. Even the curlicue on top is charming. Hostess just doesn’t pull it off, and that’s where this recipe comes in. These Homemade Hostess Cupcakes are everything the original should be, and more. I don’t mean to brag, but more than one of G’s classmates deemed it, “the best cupcake I’ve ever had.”