Monday, March 10, 2008

Twinkies Take One

I am dubbing this post "Twinkie Take One" because this is definitely a concept and recipe to be tinkered with. I LOVED the filling in these! DELICIOUS. I have already used the filling recipe in my hostess cupcake cake (which i will blog about later) and loved it yet again. It was the cake part that I had problems with.I used a recipe that called for boxed cake mix. Instead of buying a box of mix to make even less healthy imitation twinkies, I found a recipe on allrecipes labeled "cake mixes from scratch." Dry, tasteless and boring, I would never use this recipe again. Ever. Use a boxed cake mix first. Try this idea with your favorite cake mix and even if it is moist to start (which this one wasn't), resist the urge to cut into twinkie sized pieces, for they will definitely still dry out.
Twinkie Filling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a small saucepan over medium low heat, combine flour and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, beat flour and milk mixture until fluffy. Add sugar and salt and beat well. Add shortening and beat well. Add butter and beat well. Add vanilla and incorporate thoroughly. Total mixing time should be 8 to 10 minutes, beating very well with each addition. This creates a light and fluffy filling


Deborah said...

The filling sounds tasty! And hopefully next time the cake will live up to expectations.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

thanks so much for my BBM package--i got it yesterday! love all the treats you sent!!