Cupcakes were part of the refreshments. (They are all the rage where I live. How about in your area?)
I selected a lemon one. What a delectable delight for my palate! It had lemon pudding on the inside of the cupcake! I love lemon pudding and lemon meringue pies. So of course, I loved these cupcakes.
Which got me to thinking. Wouldn’t these cupcakes be fun to make and eat with grandchildren? Just think of the combinations you could make: chocolate cupcakes with chocolate pudding, spice cupcakes with butterscotch pudding, white cupcakes with vanilla pudding.
All you would have to do is make the pudding, put it in a cake decorator bag, push the tip inside a cupcake, and squeeze some pudding into the cupcake. (I think grandchildren would enjoy squeezing the pudding into the cupcakes — it feels so ooey-gooey!) When you make them, let your grandchildren come up with the flavor combination.
I used to make similar cupcakes with my own chickabiddies.
I have a recipe for homemade Twinkies and Ding Dongs. We enjoyed making — and eating — them. Here’s the recipe so that you can make them, too.
Make either chocolate of yellow cupcakes. Then make the following filling.
5 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 cup milk
Put the ingredients into a saucepan and cook stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool. Then, add:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
Beat 3-4 minutes until fluffy. Fill a cake decorator bag with the filling. Insert tip into a cupcake and fill till the cupcake bulges. Frost cupcakes. (These cupcakes freeze well.)
You might want to try different extract flavorings in the filling: orange, coconut, mint, lime. You just might come up with something that becomes a family favorite.