Bake Time: 18-22 minutes
Filling Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Frost/Assemble Time: 20 minutes
Make Again: Maybe
Recipe Source: Cook's Country (February 2010)
These were very good, and fun to make. But cake is not my favorite dessert so I probably won't make again. I would if someone wanted me to though. They were not too difficult. Definitely more steps than a normal cake since you have to fill the cupcakes and decorate the top, but it wasn't too bad.
Actually I already have made them twice, the first time about 4 months ago. Unfortunately, the first time I forgot to add sugar to the batter, making them inedible. So I really wanted to make again to see if they actually good, and they were.
The filling is made with butter, gelatin and marshmallow fluff and turns out pretty good. You use it to decorate the top as well.
Overall, these are a better tasting reproduction of Hostess cupcakes.