Hostess Cupcakes

The Story:
         Wherever I go, I am “cupcake girl.”  So sometimes I show up at a relative’s house and I am informed that I will be making cupcakes for a family affair.  Do I have any tips, any scoops, even any cupcake pans?  Nope.  But I miraculously seem to make it work. 

Chocolate Cake:
3 eggs
½ cup oil
¾ cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Devil’s Food Cake mix
Cream Filling:
8 oz cream cheese
¼ cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Glaze:
½ cup chocolate chips
2 T heavy cream
Melted White Chocolate for decoration

1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 20 cupcake liners.
2.    In a large bowl, mix eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract.
3.    Mix in (or sift in for easy mixing) cake mix and stir well.
4.    Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 16-20 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5.    Cream Filling: Beat all ingredients for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Fill a piping bag with cream filling.
6.   When cupcakes are cooled, use a small knife to cut a cone shaped piece out of the top of each cupcake.  Cut the point part off of each “cone” so that you can use the top as a “lid.” 
7.    Fill the cupcake with filling and place the “lid” on top.
8.   Ganache: Using a double boiler or the microwave, heat cream and chocolate chips and stir until smooth.  Let cool for a few minutes, then spoon over cupcakes and spread evenly over cakes.  Let set for 10 minutes. 
9.   Melt white chocolate (be careful, white chocolate burns easily) and drizzle over cakes.   

10 thoughts on “Hostess Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! The cupcakes and you!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! Where do get your cupcake liners?

  3. 3
    Lizzy Mae says:

    i got them from Walmart, they are Wilton

  4. 4
    FoodEpix says:

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  5. 5
    Jenn says:

    I bet these are DELICIOUS!

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    I feel like one day I will be looking for cook books and the one I see with different shades of pink on the cover would have to be my first and only choice. Your recipes look amazing!! Hope you make a cook book someday! 🙂

  7. 7
    Zebra Lover says:

    Awesome! I love your work. Wondering if you could do a tutorial on how you do your butter cream swirl. Thanks!

  8. 8
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I plan on doing tutorials in the near future! But I am undertaking a different project at the moment 🙂

  9. 9
    andi says:

    Hi Lizzie just stopping to let you know that I made your chocolate cake and used it with a OREO filled cake. thank you very much for the recipe. Love all you cupcakes and recipes. Thanks andi

  10. 10

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