Home Made Twinkies

I have never been fond of buying Hostess brand goodies, only because of the cost, but I am/was fond of their tastiness!  So, I have to confess that I am not saddened at the news of their closing down,  though I am sorry to see so many jobs being lost.  That is the real tragedy, not that the beloved snacks will no longer be made!  The good news with the lost snacks is there are recipes galore for Twinkies, Ho Ho‘s and Sno Balls all over the internet!  I have found it is much cheaper to make my own tasty treats than buy them.  I used to spend an average of $15 or higher for birthday cakes for the girls yearly.  That’s an average of $60 for cakes!  Making one from scratch may cost an average of $4 each.  That’s $16 per year!  What a difference in price!  Yes, it takes a little longer to make and may not have all the pretty colors on it, but it still tastes great and the girls love it!

Here is one for Twinkies (re-pinned from She Knows Food & Recipes)



For the cake: 

For the filling: 

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three mini loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar with a handheld mixer until thick. Slowly add in all other ingredients and beat until fully combined. Divide the batter among the mini loaf pans, filling about 3/4 full. Bake cakes for at least an hour, or until golden brown. Cool in pans and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  3. While cakes cook, prepare filling by mixing shortening, sugar, vanilla and light cream with a hand mixer. Once mixed, slowly add in sugar and beat until combined. Fill a pastry bag with frosting and cut a small hole.
  4. Once cakes have cooled, carefully poke three holes in the bottom of the cakes. Pipe frosting into the holes until just filled. Cool for at least 20 minutes and enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

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