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Twinkie Recipe

If You Can't Get Your Hands on a Box

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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Recently I've had an opportunity to go back and improve the recipe for the Hostess Twinkie clone found on page 47 of the first book, Top Secret Recipes and here on the website. Specifically, I wanted to make the creme filling more stable, using non-dairy ingredients, so that it could not spoil and would be easier to make. Here now, is the much improved recipe, using fewer ingredients than the original clone, and with marshmallow creme as the new secret component. This recipe is for all of you who have supported the site by buying the books, since the cake part of the recipe and mold-making technique is not included here. But even if you don't have the books, I'm sure you can find many uses for this versatile, commercial-style, creme filling. Hope you like it!"

For more great "Top Secret" recipes from Todd Wilbur, visit his site here.

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • Nonstick spray
  • 4 egg whites
  • one 16-ounce box golden pound cake mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • For the filling:
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme (one 7-ounce jar)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (See Tidbits)
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    Fold each piece of aluminum foil in half twice. Wrap the folded foil around the spice bottle to create a mold. Leave the top of the mold open for pouring in the batter. Make ten of these molds and arrange them on a cookie sheet or in a shallow pan. Grease the inside of each mold with a light coating of nonstick spray.

    Disregard the directions on the box of cake mix. Instead, beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water, and beat until thoroughly blended (about 2 minutes). Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed.

    Pour the batter into the molds, filling each one about 3/4 of an inch. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

    For the filling, combine the salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool.

    Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.

    Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.

    When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make three holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around inside of each cake to create space for the filling.

    Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all three holes.

    Makes 10.

    Tidbits

    A few years ago, I improved my recipe for the Twinkie Creme Filling. You can get my updated clone recipe here.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: egg whites, pound cake, powdered sugar, vanilla

    Course: Snack, Dessert


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