MSC Cupcake Club: Jumbo Cream Filled Choc Cupcakes

It’s time again for the MSC Cupcake Club. This month’s recipe is Jumbo Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes from Martha’s cupcake book. My motto for this project is “Oh me of little faith”. These cupcakes are supposed to mimic the Hostess cupcakes I grew up adoring.

I whipped up the batter and thought it tasted pretty good. I made these as regular size cupcakes, not jumbo. When they came out of the oven, one fell apart and I sampled it. Here is where the “oh me of little faith” motto comes in. I thought it tasted not so great – dry and crumbly and not good. I was worried this was going to be a disaster.

Then I made the filling. I am NOT a fan of marshmallows, so once again I thought this was going to be a thumbs down component since it is just Fluff and butter. I didn’t really care for how the cream filling tasted.

Then I began the task of filling the cupcakes. I admit I used a ziploc bag w/ the corner cut off and did not attempt a pastry bag. I had some real trouble hollowing these out and filling, which may have been b/c I did not make jumbo size. They fell apart, the pieces I cut out fell apart, etc. And of course my ziploc was a mess. I made zigzags on the top but had to make an extra half batch of cream filling because I ran out. I had crumbs and cream all over the counter and my hands – I looked like the creature from the Black Lagoon.

After all that fuss, I was sure this was going to be a reject recipe. Surprise! I loved this when it was all together and once I had forgotten what an unholy mess they were to fill. It did taste just like the Hostess cupcakes (although it was missing the layer of chocolate on the top). For the life of me, I do not know how cupcakes that tasted dry and awful and cream filling that tasted yucky could come together to make something so divine. Some weird alchemy. Martha gets major points for this, and so does the MSC club because I would never have tried this one on my own.

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14 Responses to MSC Cupcake Club: Jumbo Cream Filled Choc Cupcakes

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m glad the cupcakes worked out after all the stress of making them! I think this cake really needs the filling to taste good – alone, I’m not so sure. They look very cute. Thanks for baking along with me this month!

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  3. Nina says:

    I’m glad that the cupcakes were delicious to you. I’m not exactly sure how they taste together, but thank goodness I still have extras and so I may take one today and try it.

  4. dawn says:

    All things considered what you went through, these do look like they would have tasted yummy! Glad you liked them in the end. Your picture looks yummy so if you could cyber-send me one that would be great.

  5. These were so messy to put together – I’m not sure how to best scoop out either! But I loved them. Next time I’ll get my kids to do it.

    And I also used the ziploc…easy to clean!

  6. marthaandme says:

    I have pastry bag fear!

  7. Julie says:

    Glad you liked how these went together! I thought they were so dry!

  8. Tracey says:

    I’m so glad that these came together for you even though you didn’t love the individual components! I didn’t love the components either and unfortunately the finished product was just ok. I will say, I went with the jumbo size and mine weren’t too crumbly, in case you want to make these again 🙂

  9. Lisa says:

    Lol! I sometimes try to use the ole ziploc to try to avoid tips and stuff and it always ends up being a mess and more work. Live and learn, i guess. I liked the filling, too!

  10. kristen says:

    i made these a couple years ago (only once) and they turned out great!! they are very finicky and were quite a production to make, but in the end they looked almost exactly like the picture. i would definitely make them again!

  11. Hey … homemade Ding Dongs. I haven’t thought of those in decades.

  12. teaandscones says:

    In the end I’m glad they came together for you.

    I have learned to bake MS’s cuppys a little less time than called for. I did use a pastry cone with a small tip and pumped the filling in. MUCH easier.

  13. Once when I was really pressed for time I just used one of those heavy cream in a can bits to fill the inside of my cupcakes. I’m sure it wouldn’t be too tasty if you weren’t eating the cupcakes right away. Next time, I’ll plan ahead and use this recipe!

  14. marthaandme says:

    I’ve never even heard of that!

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