When I was a kid Hostess Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Cupcakes were a real treat! As an adult I now consider their practically unlimited shelf-life a little disconcerting and decided to try and make my own. My "Fauxstess Cupcakes" are made up of three different recipes: moist dark chocolate cake, luscious fluffy cream filling and rich bittersweet chocolate ganache topping.
These cupcakes are fabulous: moist, rich, chocolatey with, of course, lots of creamy filling--sweet but not overly sweet! If you are a chocolate lover and maybe a little nostalgic for back-in-the-day treats, well these Fauxstess Cupcakes are for YOU!
I've modernized these sweet treats by using combination of dark dutch chocolate cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and a splash of hot coffee along with a shortening-free cream filling that is light and fluffy to create a more adult style cupcake that even kids will love. Here is how you can make your own: