Twinkie Cupcakes ~~

 

Twinkie Cupcakes! That is all.

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Twinkie Cupcakes:
 
  • 1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
  • 1 small box sugar free/fat free instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • So all the ingredients under the yellow cake mix is for the Twinkie filling, the Marshmallow Buttercream to go ON TOP of the cupcakes is below. Don’t forget to buy those ingredients!


  • Marshmallow Buttercream (recipe & ingredients follow)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with about 20 paper liners. Set aside.
2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, stirring the box of pudding mix into the cake batter to blend. Portion batter evenly among muffin cups, about 2/3 full, and bake for approx. 15-18 mins or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, the core out the cupcake’s middles with a sharp, small paring knife, careful not to cut through the entire cupcake. Eat or discard centers.
3. First, dissolve the salt into the hot water and allow to cool. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the marshmallow cream, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. Beat in the salt water. Mixture should be light but not as stiff as frosting.
4. Scoop filling into a resealable plastic bag, seal tight, and snip off a corner of the bag. Pipe the filling into each cored cupcake, filling just to the top. Refrigerate cupcakes while you prepare the frosting.
Marshmallow Buttercream Ingredients: 
 
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow fluff
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • About 1 bag (32 oz) powdered sugar

Marshmallow Buttercream Directions: 

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the fluff, butter and vanilla until combined & creamy, about 2 mins. Gradually begin adding powdered sugar in, about one cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy.
  2. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, careful to cover the filled center with frosting. Store frosted cupcakes airtight, preferably in the fridge. 

Enjoy! Never fearing a twinkie shortage again!

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