Homemade Twinkies

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Jul. 15, 2015

Make Twinkies homemade!


For twinkies:
Eggs 3 , separated
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (plus 2 tablespoons)
Boiling water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sifted
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Cream of tartar 1/4 Teaspoon
For filling:
Soft butter 4 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Heavy cream/Milk 1 Tablespoon
Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sifted



1.Preheat oven to 375F.

2.Make twinkie molds as shown in the video and grease the molds with butter.


3.In a mixer, combine egg yolks and beat for 30-60 seconds.

4.Add sugar gradually and beat for 3 minutes until light and creamy.

5.Reduce speed and slowly pour boiling water. Add vanilla, lemon juice and mix well.

6.Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and mix until creamy.

7.In another bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar for 30-90 seconds until soft peaks.

8.Fold in egg whites into batter in small batches.

9.Divide batter into 12 molds and pop into oven. Bake for 13-15 minutes and once done, allow to cool completely.

10.For filling, beat together butter, vanilla, cream and powdered sugar on low speed for 30-60 seconds until smooth.

11.Transfer to a ziplock bag and allow to rest in room temperature.

12.Once cakes are cooled, unwrap the twinkies from molds.

13.Poke holes and squirt a little icing as shown in the video.


14.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 198Calories from Fat 53

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 92 mg3.83%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 22 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet