Mr.CBB’s Cream Filled Homemade Twinkie Style Cakes

Well, after hearing about the closing of Twinkie Brands in Irving, Texas in the USA the other day I wondered about these little delights that everyone is going mad over. Yes, they are still making the Twinkies in Canada but I’ve never had one in me life. I remember on Facebook the fans were talking about Joe Louis and I had no idea what they were going on about. Luckily for them I’m learning more the longer I live in Canada. So everyone wants to get their hands on the Twinkie in the USA, mad, well it’s pretty nutty if you ask me.  After a mate of mine who lives in the USA told me to check out Ebay last night I nearly fell over after what I saw. You remember the famous tickle me Elmo that everyone thought they could make a buck from selling them on Ebay? Well move over Elmo, Twinkie is taking top spot this year.

Box of Twinkies

Box of Twinkies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Boxes and I mean boxes of these cream filled Twinkie cakes are showing up on EBAY selling for absurd amounts of money.  I’m still wondering who in their right mind is that hungry for a $10,000.00 box of Twinkies. What has this world come to? I know when some see an opportunity they run with it but Twinkies, really? Anyhow, so the curious Brit that I am I head over to the shop to buy one of these famous cakes so I can test one out.  No, I’ve never had the pleasure so I thought I best taste one before I try to make one.

English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake w...

English: Hostess Twinkies. Yellow snack cake with cream filling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The cakes were light almost as if they were made with just oil and the filling was a creamy sweet filling that when mixed with the cake wasn’t actually all that bad. Not so good for the waistline but for a treat once a year, heck why not. What’s better than buying commercial bakery items is making them at home yourself. So off to the CBB kitchen I go this morning to see if I can make a Mr.CBB version of the Hostess Twinkie. No I won’t be selling them for thousands of dollars and opening shop. I doubt it very much that anyone could clone the  actual cake but this one turned out pretty darn good. I mean I’m not a Twinkie connoisseur but I’ll keep that $10,000 in my bank account and enjoy something I made with my own hands.

The cream filling I chose to make was with a marshmallow fluff  recipe I found on the net, then I used the marshmallow fluff and combined it with another recipe from Top Secret Recipes for Hostess Twinkie Creme Filling. I honestly didn’t think it was so easy to make marshmallow fluff you’d be surprised how fast you can whip it up. I bet it costs alot more to purchase pre-made at the shop in the jar. The cake I made myself which is a simple white cake although I wanted to emulate the light, airy texture of the Twinkie. The cakes turned out perfect coupled with the cream, I’d say a nice afternoon snack with tea.  Mr.CBB’s Cream Filled Homemade Twinkies are a decent knock-off to the original but hey, who was I kidding, I’m just a bloke who enjoys being in the kitchen.

Muffin liner container

How did I make the Twinkie shape you ask? Well I had a container in the cupboard that housed cupcake liners so I used that. I simply lined it with tin foil and took the shape of the container (similar to a Twinkie) and that was my baking pan. I pre-made 6 of these and set them aside after I sprayed them with cooking spray.

Homemade Tin Foil Twinkie Baking Trays

This recipe made 12 cupcakes and 6 bigger than normal homemade Twinkies. The marshmallow fluff gave me more than I needed but you can keep it in the freezer and when you want it, defrost it and whip it up again.

Tools:

  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • 2 large bowls
  • muffin tin
  • tin foil
  • cupcake liners
  • container of cupcake liners or something that is shaped like a Twinkie
  • Measuring cups
  • knife
  • spoon

Cooked Homemade Twinkie Cakes

Mr.CBB’s Fluffy White Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 cups of cake flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cold milk
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter or 1 stick
  • 2/3 cup of cold water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of Almond extract
  • 6 eggs whites ( you will not need the yolks)
  • apple corer
  • In your mixer beat your butter and until fluffy and creamy then add in your sugar. Mix until combined.
  • In a bowl combine your dry ingredients (flour,salt, baking powder) then add it to your butter mix above. Start with a portion of the flour, then some of the water, then some of the milk until you end with just flour. Mix until blended.
  • In a separate bowl beat your egg whites until they are stiff. Add in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice while mixing on high-speed. This should take about 10 minutes or until stiff peaks are reached.
  • Then I folded the egg whites gently into the cake mix above carefully folding so you keep the air in the cake.
  • Drop by spoon the cake mix into your Twinkie tin foil pans 3/4 of the way to the top.
  • The rest of the batter you can fill up your muffin tin lined with 12 muffin liners 3/4 of the way to the top. You can bake these separate for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside until completely cool.Then frost with the marshmallow fluff or which ever frosting you desire.
  • Cook in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Test with a toothpick before you remove to make sure they are done and the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Set aside the homemade Twinkies and let them cool while you make the marshmallow fluff and cream filling.

Marshmallow Fluff or Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites

Procedure

  • In a mixing bowl combine egg whites, corn syrup and salt and mix on high until combined and fluffy
  • Add in the icing sugar and mix until well blended then add in your vanilla and voilà!

Super Easy Recipe- see link above for credit and full recipe

Cream Filling

 Twinkie Cream Filling

Ingredients

  • 2 tsps of hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon rounded of salt
  • 2 cups of marshmallow cream
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar

Procedure

  • In a small bowl add your water and salt and let it dissolve then cool before using
  • In a mixing bowl add all the other ingredients and mix until fluffy on high-speed
  • Add the salty water and mix until combined and voilà!

Super Easy Recipe- see link above for credit and full recipe

Filling the Homemade Twinkies With the Filling

  • So now you have everything made and ready to go. I used an apple corer to poke out 3 holes on the bottom of each cake. The cake is so moist and easy to bend.  Stick the corer in deep but not so it comes out the top of the cake. Bend the cake with your hands a bit and each piece of cake you cut should pop out.

Poke holes in the homemade Twinkie cake

  • Fill each hole with your cream filling mixture then plug the hole back up with the cake plugs you took out.

Fill the cakes with cream and then plug them

  • Flip over and arrange on a tray for your guests! Optional: Sprinkle with Icing Sugar.
  • Enjoy!

Tray of Mr.CBB's Cream Filled Homemade Twinkies

These are  no more than a simple white cake recipe with a cream filling. I called them Twinkie style because no matter how hard anyone tries unless you have the secret recipe, it ain’t Hostess! If you’re not into the whole cream filling part you can skip it and eat the white cake as is or add some fresh fruit purée to the cake. Who’s going to come help me eat these Twinkie Style Cakes now?

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Comments

  1. Shared this on my Blog Mr.Cbb

  2. Thanks for your ideas on how to make a Twinki. I haven’t had one in years, but it was my favorite quick wrapped cake thing. It’s funny how when you can’t have something, you want it more than ever. When I went shopping last night my wife and I looked for them, but couldn’t find any. So I decided to make some at home. I’ll use whipped cheesecake frosting though, not a big fan of marshmallow fluff.
    What’s this about Joe Louis? The boxer or the arena? If it’s the arena, I thought you’d know it’s where the Red Wings play, being from Canada and all ;)
    Have a great rest of your weekend.

  3. Christine Weadick says:

    I need to go looking as I know that the winter magazine from Foodland last year had a recipe for the jo louis cakes. The younger son and I were looking at them and thinking of me trying the recipe. Chocolate is more my speed than vanilla. Another thought for filling the ‘twinkies’ would be if you used one of those things for decorating cakes and such with icing… they have a long tube like tip that could be used in place of the corer…. But you attempt does look good!!!!

  4. Thought you would get a kick out of this… published earlier this year at NYT. =)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/07/dining/recreating-hostess-cupcakes-and-twinkies-at-home.html?

    • That was awesome thanks.. she also used the marshmallow fluff. She wanted to make the sponge like cake which I tried folding in the egg whites. I had no idea they sold canoe baking pans ahhahah… the injector would have been handy as I used an apple corer to poke holes. I liked my idea of using the foil in the cupcake liner container, worked perfect. Cheers thanks for sharing that.

  5. I’m going to lower the tone here, but have you ever seen Van Wilder :P

  6. James @ Free in Ten Years says:

    Oh. My. God. This looks amazing. There is a girl at work who would absolutely love me if I made her one of these. Thanks Mr CCB :)

  7. Hey this is a pretty good idea. Now I know how to get the cream filling in there :0) I bet it’s much healthier than the ones Hostess makes too. Speaking of which I actually got into the mob mentality and went out to buy 8 boxes of twinkies at my local supermarket over the weekend.

  8. I want one now. So yummy!

  9. I have been making homemade twinkies for years. If you mix 1 yellow, 1 white, and 1 pineapple Betty Crocker cake mix together you can get just about the right flavor for the cake. Then make the filling. I just cook the cake like cupcakes in liners and then with a cake decorator bag and a round tip, shove the frosting tip up through the bottom of the liner and squeeze in the filling until you feel a burp at the top of the cupcake. Yummy, frosting free cupcakes that taste like twinkie and make a mess free lunch treat for your kids! You can even freeze them (because you are making a ton!) and dole them out one at a time.

  10. gregjohnson975182420 says:

    Nice! I’m sure there will be some people jonesing for some twinkies in the upcoming weeks ad months. It’s a great idea to just make them yourself. I still wouldn’t pay 10K for a box. That is insane.

    • I know, crikey I made these for under $5 and they taste far better than the one Twinkie I tried. I think it’s going over board. I just wanted to prove that people can chill out and learn to cook at home rather than spending outrageous amounts of money on food that really is just a treat.. it’s not even anything of sustenance.

  11. I’m probably one of the few people who was happy to hear the news. ha ha! I don’t to see people put out of work, but as a nation we can benefit from less of this stuff in our stores. Of course that being said, what you made looks delicious! :)

    • I agree and my point was that we can make this stuff at home. We spend far too much money on this crap and people go ga ga for it and it’s only a treat. Ah well, I’ll stick to my Twinkie Style treats once in a while. Mr.CBB

  12. Jennifer Lynn says:

    #1. How did I miss this baking post? Mmm..
    #2. Holy hell, $10,000 twinkies??!

    Those homemade ones look divine. You have me jonesing for a Twinkie now!

  13. Surely no one will pay $10,000 for twinkies? I just couldn’t bring myself to imagine anyone doing that.

    On a side note – I don’t think they sell twinkies in Australia :(

  14. donna pierce says:

    What if we used a sponge cake recipe for the cake ? It’s kinda like the same texture. What do you think ?

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