Turn a ho-hum cupcake into something special by adding a cream filling. Watch the little kid's eyes light up when you serve them one of these! My friend Judy gave me this recipe years ago and it quickly became a favorite.
Bake cupcakes according to the cake mix package. I like to use Chocolate Devil's Food.
With a knife, cut out a little piece of the cupcake center. You may also poke a hole in the cupcake with the end of a wooden spoon. Mix together the cream filling.
4 TBS butter, softened
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 TBS flour
1/3 cup milk - room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
With a mixer, cream the butter, Crisco and sugar. Gradually add flour a little at a time. Beat in the milk. Beat well until creamy. Add the vanilla.
Using a pastry bag with a decorator tip, generously fill each cupcake with the cream filling.
Place an opened can of Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Dark Chocolate frosting in the microwave for about 10 - 15 seconds or until smooth and creamy, stir. Frost cupcakes.
Makes 24 cupcakes