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Hoho Cupcakes

Oh if only I could still find a hoho in my lunch box everyday and not see the lbs adding on.  There was something special about hoho’s- I think it is because they were my mom’s sweet weakness- along with thin mints, mochas and cherry mashes (sorry mom).  Yes, she passed this weakness on to me along with several others centered around chocolate.  Looking for a cure?  Never put anything related to Hostess or Little Debbie in your grocery cart- it has worked for me so far.  But, really hohos are amazing and so are these kick-ass hoho cupcakes!  + they are adorable.

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Hoho Cupcakes
Adapted by Ming Makes Cupcakes

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c milk

Chocolate Ganache Frosting Ingredients

  • 3/4 c chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c heavy cream

Cream Filling Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 c confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of almond extract

Directions

Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt.  In a mixer cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and egg.  Add milk to flour mixture alternatively while still mixing.  Pour into lined cupcake pan.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean.

Melt Chocolate and cream in a glass or metal bowl set over simmering water.  When smooth spread on top of cupcakes.

Beat butter until smooth.  Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond.  Beat until spreadable.  use a knife to cut a cone-shape from the top of the cupcake.  Trim the bottom, fill hole with cream, and cover with reminder.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

In a mixer cream butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and egg.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Add milk to flour mixture alternatively while still mixing.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Pour into lined cupcake pan.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out almost clean.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Beat butter until smooth.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond.  Beat until spreadable. Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Use a knife to cut a cone-shape from the top of the cupcake.  Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Trim the bottom, fill hole with cream, and cover with reminder.Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Place caps on top of  cream.
Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Melt Chocolate and cream in a glass or metal bowl set over simmering water.  Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

When smooth spread on top of cupcakes.

Hoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

Use extra cream for the swirlHoho Cupcakes via Vanilla & Velvet

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Perfection

This article has 3 comments

  1. Kristen Hamerstadt

    I think you need to make these and bring them in after Lent is over…. ;)

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