Homemade Hostess Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

A monkey on a cupcake

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes are incredibly easy to customize them for your Valentine and so tasty that your eyes literally roll back into your head when they cross your lips.

– 2 C sugar – 1 ¾ C flour – ¾ C cocoa powder – 2 tsp baking soda – 1 tsp baking powder – 1 tsp kosher salt – 1 C buttermilk – 1 C fresh brewed coffee – ½ C canola oil – 2 large eggs – 2 tsp pure vanilla extract – cupcake linkers – Muffin tin


-Using a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  -Beat in buttermilk, coffee, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined – but don’t over beat.  -Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. -Allow to cool completely. Then cut a little cone out of the center of each chocolate cupcake.

Make the Whipped Cream Filling per our instructions, Scoop some of the whipped cream batter into the piping bags. Poke into and pipe cream into the centers of the cupcakes.

Make the Chocolate Ganache per our instructions

-Dip the cupcakes into the chocolate ganache. -Allow to harden for a few minutes -Using the filling with the tip, pipe out the words “Love” in cursive onto the top of the cupcakes as well as the traditional squiggle.

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