Homemade Twinkies – Take 2!

Ok, here is the update on the Twinkie situation. Using a recipe for yellow cake that was on About.com, I was able to get a beautiful result. Here’s what it looked like when it came out of the oven:


Then, I let it cool down a bit and I made the icing from a recipe on Recipezaar.com. It wasn’t exactly like twinkies but it’s close enough for me. Using a pastry bag, I filled the sheet cake from the back side, just eyeballing where the cream should go.

homemade twinkies

One more shot:

homemade twinkies

Then I cut them into squares and wrapped them individually in plastic wrap.

Ryan has opted not to try one at this time because they don’t look enough like twinkies. I’m hoping he’ll at least taste one later but even if he won’t eat them, I know Sean will. They’re pretty good and they are all natural. No phony ingredients here so I feel good about letting Ryan eat them.

I wonder what other homemade alternatives for their favorite snack foods we can make?

Rinnyboo - September 27, 2007 - 8:16 pm

Ooh ooh, I want one! Can I have one? Those look good.

whimsigal - September 27, 2007 - 8:19 pm

Thanks! You know what, aside from the goofy recipe from yesterday, these were pretty easy to make. If you want the recipes, let me know and I will email them to you.

Mama Podkayne - September 27, 2007 - 10:01 pm

If you make them like cupcakes in a muffin tin, they might look more like fast food?


whimsigal - September 27, 2007 - 10:17 pm

Yeah, I had considered that and had Ryan ahead of time which he preferred and he said he didn’t want cupcakes he wanted square. he changes his mind a lot! LOL I think I will try and make these again but do them as cupcakes instead.

piscesgrrl - September 28, 2007 - 1:49 am

Those look yummy!

Hey, a shout-out to famous-you on my blog… :-)

VanderbiltWife - September 28, 2007 - 1:45 pm

If you made chocolate cupcakes, filled them with the cream, and then frosted them and put a squiggle of white frosting, they would be an awful lot like ho-hos. I’d love to get your recipe for the cream and try it out!

You think there’s a way in nature to make Cheetos? LOL.

whimsigal - September 28, 2007 - 2:26 pm

Vanderbilt wife:

I’m definitely going to try chocolate! My birthday is next week so maybe I should try that for my cake?

Neither recipe belong to me but I am more than happy to post the sites here where I found them.

cake: http://southernfood.about.com/od/yellowandwhitecakes/

icing: http://www.recipezaar.com/110009

I did not use crisco, I used all butter in the recipe.

Please keep in mind that when I say these are a healthier version of Twinkies I do NOT mean low-cal or low-fat. They just don’t have funky stuff in them, I use all natural ingredients.

Anonymous - April 5, 2008 - 1:54 pm

While I realize this entry is really old, I can’t help but respond. I’m vegan and have just recently created homemade Twinkies using a “creme canoe” pan. Google creme canoe and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I bet if you made the Twinkies using that, your kid would have no issues regarding their aesthetics.


whimsigal - April 5, 2008 - 2:04 pm


Thanks for your tip! I will definitely check that out!


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