Remember those Hostess cupcakes? Or maybe they are still around--don't know as haven't really looked for them since 1970. Faithful Quilter, Elaine, has a real stimulus package that we can actually use-- It is a "Vintage" 2009 Lunch Box featuring the "Hostess" cupcake logo. Head over to her blog Faithfulquilter.blogspot.com and leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of this vintage lunch box! And who knows, except Elaine, what goodies are stuffed inside.
Well, this got me to wondering about those little chocolate cupcakes stuffed with fluff--from Hostess website:
CupCakes - The Captain of Them All
"Call it a cupcake caper: mystery surrounds who "invented" the original Hostess Cup Cake in 1919, although it was baking executive D.R. "Doc" Rice, who, in 1950 added the signature seven squiggles and vanilla-crème filling - a move that created the best selling snack cake in history."
And there are even recipes using these wonders. Here's one from Hostess website Hostess.com that sounds practically sinful!
BLACK FOREST DESSERT
16 chocolate sandwich cookies
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
2 cups milk
1 package (14 ounces) Hostess Cupcakes (8 Cupcakes)
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
Place cookies in work bowl of food processor; process until fine crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse to combine. Press across bottom of 9 x 13-inch dish to make a crust.
Whisk together pudding and milk for 2 minutes. Spoon pudding over crust.
Cut each Hostess Cupcake into fourths and arrange, cream-side up, on top of pudding. Spoon cherry pie filling over Cupcakes. Spoon whipped topping over cherries. Refrigerate several hours or until set.
Makes 9 to 12 servings.
Childhood never sounded so good!