Friday, December 14, 2012

My Recipes // Homemade Twinkies

First of all, HAPPY FRIDAY! I don't know about you, but Friday sure took it's sweet ass time to get here! Hooray for the weekend finally! 

OK, so did anyone else completely wig out when they heard that Hostess was going Bankrupt. Even though I haven't had a Twinkie in years, the thought that I might never have the chance to bite into that over processed sugar puff again was unimaginable! 

True, I've avoided Twinkies for the latter part of my childhood and life because I know they are on the "no-no" eating list. Actually, they are on the "oh, hell no" eating list. Just too unhealthy. 

But now that Twinkie was on the mind, I felt the urge to have one. Instead of eating the real thing, I decided to try to recreate it myself. Here are the delicious results! Enjoy! 

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 22-24 minutes | Yield: 10-12 twinkies

Cake Ingredients:
16 ounce box golden pound cake mix
4 egg whites
2/3 cup water

Filling Ingredients:
1/4 cup crisco
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

So, you can buy legit twinkie molds on the internets, but in a pinch, some tinfoil and a spice bottle will work just fine. Cut out 12 8"x12" inch sheets of aluminum foil. Fold the sheets in half lengthwise and wrap around spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the foil open so you can pour batter in.

Arrange on a cookie sheet or pan. Spray molds with cooking spray! Don't forget this step like I did! 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whip egg whites on high until stiff. Stiff means stiff. Still not sure? Dip a spoon in the egg whites and spin it in a circle. If the egg whites don't budge, it's officially stiff.

Add cake batter and water and mix on medium for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among molds and bake at 325 degrees until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into cake... about 22-24 minutes. Remove from the oven and loosen the twinkies onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely. 

Beat crisco and butter in mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat for another minute. Put the filling into a pastry bag with a tip or a ziploc bag and snip off the tip.

Flip cakes over and with a straw, poke 3 holes in the twinkie. Place the tip of the pastry bag into each incision and squeeze cream into the incisions until full. 

Turn them back over and serve! Enjoy!


  1. Great recipe I will try this out :)

    I never tasted Twinkies so I'm pretty curious :)

    Have a warm weekend !



  2. Wow! Seems pretty easy. Going to have to share this with the husband.

  3. "Rustic" twinkies ;) I love it.

  4. AMAZING! I bet these taste even better than the original!

  5. This looks quite simple and good, I might try it out, thanks for sharing!

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  6. O wow these look ridiculous. I totes never allowed myself Twinkies either! haha.

  7. cool!! it was quite a shocker even though i hadn't had one in years either (except for beer-battered twinkies that my co-worker made ofr us!)! this sounds like a better alternative!


  8. Very cool..did you come with this on your own????? That is fantastic!
    Sheree xxx

  9. Huuuum Yumi !!!!!



  10. Oh yum!!! I definitely have to try making these sometime! Scrumptious!
    xo TJ

  11. wow, you made your own Twinkies , that's super , love the ideas of foil boats , following you now ,
    hope you follow me back please !


  12. yep you just made my night with this recipe
    Xo Megan,

  13. I love trying new dessert recipes and I have never seen one for twinkies! This is such a good idea and a great thing to share, thanks!

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