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Sep 12, 2006 05:03 AM

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

        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!

          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: