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Twinkie Recipe

Updated on November 22, 2014

Bye Bye ... Hostess Twinkies :(

AND say hello to this Twinkie Recipe you can make in the comfort of your own home. :)  

I know what you are thinking, "it is so much easier to just buy them." Yes, that is true.

But you better hurry, you can still get some at a few places like eBay, which I have included at the bottom of this page or just click here and I will take you there. But be forewarned these supplies will wear out and your options will be gone.

This whole Hostess Twinkies Story is a sad day for America and of course an even more sad day for the Twinkie fans.

But don't worry because I have found a way everyone can get their Twinkie fix. Homemade Twinkies are the answer. It is really not that hard and they are pretty darn good if I must say so myself. I am going to go through step by step how you can make this delicious classic yellow cake right in your own home.

Follow along with me as I try this recipe out for the first time.

Special Thanks to my Mothers Good Friend, Barb for sharing this awesome Twinkie Recipe with me and you.

Photos: All Recipe photos are © ScottiesRock

and cannot be reproduced without written permission

Ingredients to make Homemade Twinkies - This Twinkie Recipe will make 12 delicious Homemade Twinkies

Twinkie Recipe Ingredients
Twinkie Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for the Homemade Twinkie Cake:

Cooking Spray

1/2 Cup Cake Flour

1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

!/2 teaspoon Salt

2 tablespoons Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

5 large Eggs (at room temperature) separate whites from yolks

3/4 cup Granulated Sugar

1/3 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

Ingredients for the Twinkie Filling will be listed below.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray Twinkie pan with cooking spray.

Twinkie Pan
Twinkie Pan

You will need a Twinkie Pan

A Twinkie Pan, sometimes called an eclair mold can be a difficult pan to find.

I have included a few places you can get one right here.

If all else fails, you could substitute the Twinkie pan for a cupcake pan or something else, but you would be missing out on the unique shape of the actual Twinkie.

Photo: Norpro Cream Canoe Pan by ScottesRock

Norpro Cream Canoe Pan - With Bonus 9 Piece Decorating Set

Norpro 3964 Cream Canoe Pan With Bonus 9 Piece Decorating Set
Norpro 3964 Cream Canoe Pan With Bonus 9 Piece Decorating Set

Create your homemade twinkies with this Cream Canoe Pan. Non-stick pan has 8 elongated cups for French Eclairs or Cream Filled Cakes or some Twinkies. Included with this heavy duty pan is a 9 piece decorating stick.

 

What do you think about Twinkies?

Are you a Twinkie Fan?

Yes, I love those little buggers and I am really going to miss them.

Yes, I love those little buggers and I am really going to miss them.

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    • AnnounceItFavors 4 years ago

      Childhood favorite!

    • Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @ssuthep: Thanks so much for visiting. And I think it is time you have one! :)

    • Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Yes, sad they couldn't work things out; but someone will buy the recipe (if they already haven't).

    • ssuthep 4 years ago

      I used to love eating them as a child. I am going to miss them even though I haven't has one for years

    No, I am not really a Twinkie Fan.

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      • June Parker 4 years ago from New York

        Never in my life every tried them. Disgusting little things. Too full of chemicals and sugar to tempt me.

      • Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

        I still think it is a crying shame that they are going bye-bye. I like to have one maybe once a year so I won't miss them too much. I think I'm going to try your recipe just for the fun of it.

        TonyB

      Whisk Flour
      Whisk Flour

      Twinkie Cake Recipe

      In a mixing bowl you want to add the following ingredients and whisk them to combine.

      1/2 Cup Cake Flour

      1/4 Cup Flour

      1/4 teaspoon Salt

      1 teaspoon Baking Powder

      Set aside.

      Put the Butter and Milk in a saucepan and melt.

      4 Tablespoons Butter

      2 Tablespoons Milk

      Cover and keep warm.

      Butter and Milk

      Butter and Milk
      Butter and Milk
      Twinkie Cake Recipe
      Twinkie Cake Recipe

      Beat the Egg Whites on high until foamy.

      Add the sugar and the cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks are formed. (about 5 minutes)

      5 Large Egg Whites

      6 Tablespoons Sugar

      1/3 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

      twinkie recipe
      twinkie recipe

      Beat the Egg Yolks on medium and add the sugar and beat for 4-5 minutes.

      6 Tablespoons of Sugar

      Add the Flour ingredients slowly over the Egg Whites and Mix quickly, about 15-20 seconds.

      Combining the Flour to the Egg Whites and Yolks

      Combining the Flour to the Egg Whites and Yolks
      Combining the Flour to the Egg Whites and Yolks
      Twinkie Cake Recipe
      Twinkie Cake Recipe

      Next add the butter and Milk by creating a hole or well in the whites to add it to.

      Take a Spatula and carefully fold the ingredients to mix. Do not over mix.

      Twinkie Batter in Pan - All ready to go in the oven

      Pour your batter into the Twinkie Pan about 3/4 full.

      Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly brown.

      The cake should spring back when touched when it is done.

      Allow the cakes to cool before removing them.

      Twinkie Filling Recipe

      Now the Twinkies are ready for the best part, the Twinkie Filling.

      Fill up a decorating tube like the one in the picture or you could use a pastry bag. You will want a long nozzle for the tip.

      You will insert the nozzle in the bottom of the twinkie creating 3 holes. See the picture below. Be careful not to overfill. If you do like I did, it will find a way out and ooze out from there.

      My advice is that using a Pastry bag with a metal tip is best. The plastic tip had a difficult cutting through the cake. And Quite honestly this injector thing was nothing but a mess.

      Twinkie Filling

      Twinkie Filling
      Twinkie Filling

      Filling the Twinkies

      Filling the Twinkies
      Filling the Twinkies

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      Ateco 12-pc. Assorted Pastry Bag Tips

      Awesome12-pc. Pastry Bag Tip Set comes with all the essentials for decorating everything from pastries to cakes to cookies. Easy Clean up with included mini brush.

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      Homemade Twinkies - Hey, they look pretty good.

      Twinkie Recipe
      Twinkie Recipe

      You could sprinkle some confectioners sugar on your Twinkies or not. Which ever you prefer.

      Yum! They are GOOD!

      I would imagine that you could freeze these, which would make it so convenient to have one when you want. I froze 4 of them to test this out. I will let you know when I update this.

      Twinkie Recipe
      Twinkie Recipe

      Get your Twinkie Fix with this Easy Twinkie Recipe! Make sure you read the entire recipe through before beginning.

      Cook Time

      Prep Time: 45

      Total Time: 15

      Serves: 8

      Ingredients

      • *** TWINKIE CAKE INGREDIENTS ***
      • Non-stick Cooking Spray
      • 1/2 cup Cake Flour
      • 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
      • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
      • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
      • 3 Tablespoons Milk
      • 4 Tablespoons Butter
      • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
      • 5 Eggs - room temperature
      • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
      • 1/3 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
      • *** TWINKIE FILLING INGREDIENTS ***
      • 6 Tablespoons Butter - room temperature
      • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners Sugar
      • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
      • 3/4 Cup Marshmallow Fluff
      • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
      • 2 Tablespoons Condensed Milk
      KitchenAid KSM150PSBY Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Boysenberry
      KitchenAid KSM150PSBY Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Boysenberry

      Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in Boysenberry

      This stand mixer has 10 speeds with tilting head action and a 300 watt motor. This mixer is born to work and will definitely become the workhorse in your kitchen. Get all the specifications about this KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer at Amazon.com

       

      Instructions

      1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the Twinkie pans with Non-Stick Cooking Spray.
      2. In a Mixing Bowl, combine the Cake Flour, Flour, Salt and Baking Powder.
      3. In a small saute pan melt 4 Tablespoons butter and add the 2 Tablespoons Milk, turn off heat and cover to keep warm.
      4. Separate the Eggs, put the yolks in a separate bowl and set aside.
      5. Put the Egg Whites in your mixing bowl and beat on a high speed until foamy. Add 6 Tablespoons of Sugar and the cream of Tartar. Beat about 6 minutes until white peaks are formed. Pour the egg whites into another bowl.
      6. Add the Egg Yolks to the mixing bowl and add 6 Tablespoons of Sugar on medium until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes.
      7. Add the beaten Egg Whites to the Yolks but do not mix.
      8. Sprinkle the Flour mixture over the egg whites and then mix everything on low for 10-20 seconds.
      9. Make a well on one side of the batter and pour the melted butter in the mixing bowl. Fold with a spatula and scrape sides and mix until everything is combined. Do not over mix.
      10. Pour the batter into the Twinkie Pans and fill about 3/4 full.
      11. Bake 12 - 15 minutes until light brown and center springs back when touched.
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      Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer

      I love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer .

      I must be about 20 years old, unfortunately, it's in boring white. I keep hoping it breaks because I really want to get one of the new awesome colors like this Boysenberry. Oh well, Someday...

      Mixing Bowls

      CHEFS Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
      CHEFS Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

      Set of Six Stainless Steel Mixing bowls, Dishwasher safe, freezer safe and stackable with easy grip rim.

       

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      Oh Fluff... How I love thee

      KichenAid Accessories

      Having an extra mixing bowl for your KitchenAid mixer comes in handy. But I really love the 5 QT Glass Bowl with the lid. The best part is being able to see the ingredients in the bowl.

      Okay ... so there are a few Original Hostess Twinkies left - But Supplies are dwindling fast!

      Hostess Twinkies at eBay - There are a few Hostess Twinkies Left.

      Better hurry up if you want some because these supplies won't last forever.

      I had a a lot of fun making these Twinkies.

      However handling that injector stick that came with my pan was another story. I was having a problem with the plunger and it would not move once I had filled it up. So I pushed really hard, and a huge blob of Twinkie filling shot right out. I didn't know where it went at first, until I glanced down at my most loyal fan. It landed smack dab on my dogs head and the funniest part is that he did not even realize it was there.

      Thanks so much for Visiting and I hope you decide to try this Twinkie Recipe.

      Do you have a Twinkie Recipe? - Or a Funny Twinkie Story?

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          Jess Martell 3 years ago

          This is pretty awesome. I'm going to have to try this out! Thanks for sharing :)

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          June Parker 4 years ago from New York

          I'm sure all Twinkies fans will love you for giving them a new route to their addition. LOL. I bet these are much better than the factory made ones! Still lots of sugar, but no chemicals, other than what they put in the marshmallow fluff.

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          Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

          @KarenHC: Thanks for stopping by... Yes poor Twinkies! And you will have to try this recipe. Also they freeze well. I tested it out and they taste great!

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          Karen 4 years ago from U.S.

          RIP Twinkies! I'd love to try this Twinkie recipe.