Mimi's Whoopie Pie Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

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Recipe by Mimi in Maine

These are the most mouth-watering cupcakes you will ever have. They are very dark chocolate and very moist and are filled with a whipped whoopie pie filling. They crack open when you fill them. These have been much loved in our family for years--loved more than Whoopie Pies. The batter also makes a wonderful 9x13 cake.

Top Review by Lisa

OH MY GOODNESS! I am a treat snob and generally pooh pooh what I find, but this recipe can't be beat. I even registered on Food.com just to review this recipe! These are the very, very best cupcakes I have ever made or even tasted. I had heard legend of the cooked milk whoopie pie filling, but couldn't grasp what I was hearing. What, no Fluff? Why bother? I was sooooo wrong. Now that I've had this, I will never go back. I feel about this filling as I feel about getting air conditioning in a car, or a dog that doesn't shed. This cream filling is to die for, the cakes themselves are moist and chocolatey. THIS is a great recipe, a real keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. You will also need a parchment decorating bag (or bag of some kind) and a jelly donut filling tip (or long tip of some kind).
  2. In a large bowl mix all of the cake batter together except for the coffee.
  3. After it is mixed well, add the hot coffee, mixing well again.
  4. Put into paper-lined cupcake tins.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minute till done.
  6. Cool the cupcakes before filling.
  7. While cupcakes are baking prepare the filling.
  8. In a jar shake together the flour, milk, and salt.
  9. Put this into a saucepan, and on a medium heat, cook till you have a thick paste, stirring constantly.
  10. Let cool.
  11. In a mixer, combine the sugar, shortening, and vanilla and beat well, about 5-7 minutes so that the sugar and shortening are well blended.
  12. Add the flour paste and whip for another 5-7 minutes.
  13. The more you whip the fluffier it gets.
  14. Using parchment bags for cake decorating or other bag that you have and a jelly donut filling tip, fill the bag with the the filling.
  15. Insert the tip into the center of each cupcake and squeeze until the cupcake cracks open.
  16. Enjoy!

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