How To Get Your Twinkie Fix In The Post Hostess Era With A Homemade Twinkie Recipe

by HarleyQuinn on November 19, 2012

Ok lovelies, we know some of you have completely lost your shiz over the Hostess Company going out of business. There are some people so bold that they are trying to sell unopened boxes on EBay for ridiculous sums of money  (click on the link and laugh with me on that ballsy dollar amount). People have cleared the shelves in most metropolitan areas, and it is pure chaos in trying to find them. Funny thing is, I’m not even looking…

Sure Hostess is an iconic brand and we all grew up with these products around and readily available. Most of us didn’t purchase them frequently based on the fact they are about the junkiest form of junk food you can buy (or could buy). The fact that Twinkies were filled with so many preservatives made the running joke that they had an unlimited shelf life, and could survive to feed us all in case of a zombie apocalypse (they do expire, sorry to burst your bubble).

I think most people are panicking at the thought of them not being there as a quick fix for a hangover, that time of the month, or during a spell of emotional eating (we aren’t judging). They will most likely be purchased by another company and continue to live on, but just in case…

Never fear lovelies, we have found a wonderful homemade version that is so tasty no one will know the difference. It is also a big plus when you can make them yourself and actually know what is in that yummy cakey and gooey filling goodness that you are scarfing down. Todd Wilbur of CMT’s Top Secret Recipes has invented the perfect recipe!  (click to see his recipe and more of his Top Secret Recipes)

How To Get Your Twinkie Fix In The Post Hostess Era
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Homemade Twinkies
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Serves: 10
 

Never fear, we have a homemade version of your Twinkies here!
Ingredients
  • Cake-
  • Nonstick Spray
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1-16oz box of golden pound cake mix
  • ⅔ cup water
  • Filling-
  • 2 tsp very hot water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Cream (same as 1-7oz jar)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • **If you don’t have a “twinkie loaf” pan you will need:
  • a spice bottle approx. the same size as a Twinkie
  • 10-12×14 in pieces of aluminum foil
  • Cake Decorator or Pastry Bag
  • Chopstick

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice.Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to make a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make 10 of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coat of nonstick spray.
  3. Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water, and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 min). Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed.
  4. Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about ¾ of an inch. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is a golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
  5. For the filling, combine the salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Let this mixture cool.
  6. Combine the marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.
  7. Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.
  8. When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make 3 holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around the inside of each one to create space for the filling.
  9. Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all 3 holes.

 

Here is a video of Todd Wilbur in action making them, step by step.Plus, he will show you what a 10 year old Twinkie looks like (just to disprove those rumors we’ve all heard). Give it a watch, make some Clone Twinkies, and enjoy! See! We told you there was no need for all the panic.

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