Monday, October 26, 2009

Homemade Twinkies

I thought since I am always trying different recipes, especially for something made famous by somebody (for example, my  homemade Tootsie-Rolls ), I thought for this week I would post recipes for well known foods you can make at home.

For this recipe, along with the ingredient list, you will also need...a spice bottle about the same size as a Twinkie, 10 pieces of aluminum foil measuring 12" X 14", a pastry bag or cake decorator and a chopstick.



  • 4 Egg whites

  • Non-stick spray

  • 1 Golden pound cake mix (16 Oz)

  • 2/3 Cup water


  • 2 Tsp. hot water (should almost be boiling)

  • 2 Cups marshmallow cream (Fluff works great)

  • 1/4 Tsp. salt

  • 1/2 Cup shortening

  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 Tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Fold each piece of tinfoil twice then wrap around spice bottle to create a mold about the same size as a Twinkie - leave top open for pouring in batter. Make 10 of these from the foil and arrange on a cookie sheet and spray inside of each with the cooking spray.

In one bowl, beat the egg whites with a beater until stiff. In a second bowl, mix the cake mix with the water for about 2 minutes (disregard the instructions on the box). Pour egg whites into batter and gently fold together until well blended.

Pour batter into foil molds (about 3/4 inch in thickness) and bake for 30 minutes until done. After baking, set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, combine salt with the hot water and mix until salt has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla and mix well with mixer until fluffy. Add salt solution and mix another 2 minutes.

Using the chopstick, make 3 small holes in the bottom of each cake (after they've been removed from foil of course). Move the chopstick around inside the cake a little at each hole to create room for the filling.

Use the pastry bag or cake decorator to fill each cake with the cream filling.

Voila....10 homemade Twinkies.

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