I used this cupcake recipe from All Recipes, and cut out a cone shape from the center once they cooled. I filled them with the filling from this Hostess knockoff recipe. Then I coated the tops with a simple bittersweet chocolate ganache.
Due to the flawed methodology of my filling (it would have been better to cut the cone from the bottom or to have used a pastry bag with a really small tip to poke up through the bottom of the cupcake and fill it), they aren’t the most picturesque cupcakes. But despite the dip in the center of the cupcake, they taste great and came out exactly like I wanted – kind of like a store bought cream-filled cupcake with a fresh taste.
And lets not forget about the wonderful antioxidant properties of chocolate. That’s how I am justifying this as an entry for Sweetnick’s ARF/5-A-Day Tuesdays. Check her site tomorrow evening for a roundup of great recipes using fruits, veggies and other antioxidant rich foods.