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Need a homemade Hostess cupcake recipe

I'm looking for a recipe for my grandpa's birthday. He loves Hostess cupcakes but I want to make an improved homemade version. I'm thinking maybe a nice devil's food cake with a fluffy cream filling and chocolate ganache frosting/glaze. Does anyone have any good recipes? Thanks!

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

      These look fantastic, have you made them? I think I must try them for my chowpups!!

      1. re: 4chowpups

        No, I haven't made them yet. I clipped the recipe out when it was published, though, thinking, I've *got* to this do some day, but I haven't got around to it. It's the sort of thing my fully-grown co-hound would get a total kick out of, which is why I saved the recipe!

      2. re: Caitlin McGrath

        Caitlin, I just made these after you posted the link and OMG!!! They turned out better than the real thing! Everyone that tried one (about 6 friends) went bonkers!
        Thank you, thank you...

      3. BBB, if you have time, you might want to try tracking down the cookbook "Caramel Knowledge," by Al Sicherman, a columnist for the Minneapolis StarTribune. It's a very funny book, and it's got recipes for Binkies and Bostess Bupcakes (ahem) among many other things. It's out of print, alas, but I did a quick search and there are many copies available used on eBay and Amazon.com.

        1. I read this post, then headed over to browse at Chow... and the top story was about homemade snack cakes. The picture sure looks good!

          http://www.chow.com/recipes/10469

          1. Wow this looks amazing, I'm going to try it out!

            1. here is a vegan version, which i've made and has been enjoyed by omnis immensely:
              http://bunnyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/04...