Saturday, February 09, 2013

Twinkies Your Way

For many Twinkies were a childhood favorite.  Recreate your love of the twinkie at home with this easy recipe.  It's easy to play around with the flavors so you can try out different combinations :)  You don't need a fancy mold to bake the batter in, it' easy to create your own.  Click here for instructions! 
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For the cake the base is a box of cake mix.  If you want a traditional twinkie go with either a yellow cake mix or a sponge cake but feel free to experiment!
  • 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 box pudding mix
    • you can switch it up here too, if your using a devils food or chocolate cake go with chocolate otherwise vanilla works well with most cake flavors
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and create your twinkie molds according to linked instructions.  Spray molds with cooking spray and place on baking sheet, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix the cake mix with the pudding.  Make a well in the center and add in the wet ingredients.  Whisk until well mixed.
  3. Pour batter into the molds 2/3 of the way up.  Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes or until golden.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Traditional creme filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 7 oz marshmallow fluff
Chocolate Filling: add all the ingredients except add only 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar and add in 1/2 cup cocoa powder.

Lemon Filling:  omit vanilla extract and add in lemon extract

Coconut Filling:  add in 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Fresh Fruit Filling:  add in 3 tbl finely diced fruit

Lucy~











1 comment:

  1. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is all about favourite foods from childhood. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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