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Twinkie Recipes and Twinkie Cake Pans

Updated on May 15, 2014

Make Your Own Twinkie Creme Filled Cakes

If you've found this page, you've undoubtedly heard the news that the company that makes Hostess Twinkies has closed their doors and gone out of business. If you, like many others are mourning the loss of one of America's most famous and infamous junk foods - don't despair! Although slightly smaller in size than the original, Twinkies went back into production and are now available again.

However if you would like to try an alternative that may be tastier or healthier, I have found several Twinkie recipes that I'm sharing on this page. Among the recipes I found include healthier Twinkies, organic Twinkies or even vegan Twinkies.

(Photo credit: Christian Cable on Flickr- creative commons license)

Hostess Twinkie Recipes Cookbook - Recipes Using Twinkies



With this recipe you can make your own Twinkie clone creme filled sponge cakes. You can also use a boxed sponge cake mix instead of making the sponge cake from scratch.

(Photo credit: Veganfeast on Flickr - creative commons license)


  • 6 eggs
  • separated
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 Tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • One 7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Make the Sponge Cakes
  2. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. 2.. Beat egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar until stiff and set aside
  4. 3. In a separate medium size bowl beat egg yolks until light yellow
  5. 4. Add remaining 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar, water, salt, baking powder and vanilla to egg yolks and mix well
  6. 5. Add flour to egg yolk mixture and mix
  7. 6. Fold in egg whites
  8. 7. Bake in Twinkie Cake Molds approximately 20 minutes - until toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
  9. 8. Cool before Filling
  10. Make the Creme Filling
  11. 1. In a small bowl, combine hot water and salt until salt is dissolved
  12. 2. Set aside to cool
  13. 3.. In a separate bowl, beat the marshmallow creme, shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy
  14. 4, Beat in the cooled salt water mixture
  15. Fill the cakes:
  16. 1. After the baked cakes have cooled use a chop stick or a similar tool to make 3 holes in the bottom of each cake and move it around to make a larger hollow
  17. 2. Using a pastry bag or other cake decorating tool fill the cakes with the filling through the holes in the bottom of each cake
3 stars from 9 ratings of Homemade Creme-filled Golden Sponge Cake Recipe

The Baking Pan Set from Hostess - Twinkie Cake Pan and Cake Decorating and Filling Tool and Recipe Book

This Bake Set from Hostess includes the non-stick cake pan, pastry Bag and a recipe Booklet. Bake Twinkie shaped mini cakes at home! It makes 8 sponge cakes or eclairs. Most Twinkie Recipe batches will make 16 or more, so it would be a good idea to buy two. It is recommended that this pan and decorating kit be hand washed.

Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe Booklet
Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe Booklet

This is the orginal Twinkie Baking set from Hostess!


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Ingredients for Making Your Own - Creme Filled Sponge Cake Ingredients

Depending on which recipe you use, here are some of the ingredients you may need to make your own.

Green's Vanilla Sponge - 221g
Green's Vanilla Sponge - 221g

You can use a Green's sponge cake mix if you don't want to make the sponge cake from scratch.

Jet-puffed Marshmallow Creme, 7-ounce Jar
Jet-puffed Marshmallow Creme, 7-ounce Jar

Use Marshmallow creme for your filling.

McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 fl oz
McCormick All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 fl oz

Don't forget the vanilla. Pure vanilla extract tastes best.


Watch How To Make Your Own Organic Creme Filled Sponge Cakes - A Healthier Organic Twinkie Recipe

This video shows how to make another version of a Twinkie knock-off recipe. Although it still contains a lot of sugar and fat like the original product, it is made from organic ingredients.

Watch the step by step video for making your own organic treats.

Links to More Homemade Copycat Recipes - Websites with More Creme-Filled Cake Recipes

Check out these other sites where I found more recipes.

Norpro 3964 Canoe Cake Pan - Non-Stick Canoe Shaped Cake Pan


Twinkie Memorabilia - Gift ideas

If you have someone who loves Twinkies on your Christmas gift list, here is a selection of some Twinkie gifts and memorabilia.

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Will You Need a Twinkies Fix? - Feel Free to Share Your Thoughts About Twinkies

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    • Lynda Makara profile image

      Lynda Makara 

      5 years ago from California

      I used to love getting these in my lunch box!

    • Dusty2 LM profile image

      Dusty2 LM 

      6 years ago

      Loved Twinkies! However, there are other fat pills out there that substituted for Twinkies so did not get the shakes or bends! :-) Fantastic lens! I appreciate you sharing this lens. Thank You! HNY 2013!

    • LaurenIM profile image


      6 years ago

      Another hilarious lens from you LOL! I want to try this out soon!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks, I must try this recipe

    • Jogalog profile image


      6 years ago

      I've never had them but they look so tasty!

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Very timely article! I love Twinkies and I will have to try your Twinkie recipe.

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      6 years ago

      thanks for sharing the twinkle recipe lens

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      6 years ago

      Wow, what a timely recipe lens. - I just noticed a box of Twinkes on eBay for sale for $9,000. - Happy Holidays! :)

    • MissionBoundCre profile image


      6 years ago

      This is awesome.. especially because Hostess is closing shop!

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      Good thing people can make their own now that Twinkies are going bye-bye. Very timely lens Vicki.

    • queenofduvetcover profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow, thanks for sharing the twinkle recipe. I will definitely give it a try.

    • Judith Nazarewicz profile image

      Judith Nazarewicz 

      6 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Well I'm about to try your Twinkie recipe, see how it turns out! Great lens!

    • OrganicMom247 profile image


      6 years ago

      i miss twinkies. i hope i can make one just as good as theirs with the recipe in this lens.... TWINKIES!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you ... we can make our own until Twinkies are imported! The baking pan is a great idea for many treats, even cornbread.

    • ismeedee profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know you could make your own Twinkies! They are so much better for you than the store bought kind.

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      6 years ago

      Twinkies are good, but I'm more sad about other Hostess products like Ding Dongs, Zingers, and Ho-Hos.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens, I've loved Twinkies ever since I was a little wee of a lad (lol!)...I think I'll pass on the organic twinkies junk food just doesn't set well with me. Thanks!

    • bagsfull1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I hope someone buys the brand. We shouldn't have to live without Twinkies :)

    • LindsayPietrolu profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens! Very timely :)

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      Avi Wolfson 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Yes, most definitely!

    • Zodiacimmortal profile image


      6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      I don't remember ever eating a twinki, but really I see it as all you have to do is buy a small sponge cake & get that bakers ejecter thingy & just eject overly sweet frosting (or what I'd rather like is whipped cream that either my aunt makes, or from cool whip in them)

      Also I have included this lens in the food section of my favorite lenses lens

    • klw5200 lm profile image

      klw5200 lm 

      6 years ago

      I will definitely miss twinkies. But it's a case where you don't miss something until it's gone! I can't eat all that stuff i used to when i was younger! It kills my stomach! Even though I will miss cupcakes more than twinkines! lol! Great lens!

    • graphite75 profile image


      6 years ago

      Gotta have my twinkies! Nice lens.

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      6 years ago

      I love the name of these cakes, twinkies. We do not have them in the UK but will have similar under other names no doubt. I have heard of twinkies and always wondered whatthey were, thanks

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      6 years ago

      I think it has easily been more than 20 years since I've had one of these things. Great timing on the recipe though :)

    • Rymom28 profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow, this was probably the smartest lens to write, given what is going with Hostess. Good job!

    • CraftyDaddy profile image


      6 years ago

      I've had a recipe for years...

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      6 years ago

      I'm not a Twinkies fan... but this is a cool lens.

    • Tennyhawk profile image


      6 years ago

      It's very comforting to know that Twinkies will still live on after Hostess has crumbled into nothing.

    • mlipskoch profile image


      6 years ago

      I seen the news broadcast and thought hmm a twinkie sounds nice right now. This is a nice solution.

    • nicks44 profile image


      6 years ago

      Most likely yes I will need a quick twinkle fix :)

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      6 years ago

      The organic twinkie recipe is something I would not mind trying.

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      6 years ago

      Twinkles were my favorite snack as a kid, but I do not feed them to my kids. I am bookmarking this page!

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Great idea for a page...I guess lots of people will be looking for this Twinkie recipe now! :)

    • sdtechteacher profile image


      6 years ago

      I have to try the organic Twinkie recipe! As I saw this lens I thought, "Oh, thank goodness!" (haha) & added to Pinterest


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